For residents of Rigasa in Kaduna State, they can no longer endure the
pain been inflicted on them by the high rate of kidnappings in the
As a result of this, on Monday members of the community took to the
Kaduna State House of Assembly to protest.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesters want the
government to act in order to bring an end to their plight.
According to the leaders of the protesters, Shehu Sanusi, over 50
persons alongside an eight months pregnant woman have been deprived of
their freedom as they’re currently in the Kidnappers den.
Sanusi told the lawmakers: “Our people are being kidnapped on a daily
basis; some of the residents have fled their homes for fear of being
“About ten of the victims released are with us in this protest. None
of these victims were released without a ransom, and we are tired. No
member of the house of assembly has ever visited to commiserate with
“We thank the governor for coming to visit, but no member of the
assembly as our representatives visited to show concern or even speak
about this problem in the media.
“We voted you to represent us but you are sleeping at your homes
comfortably. We are tired of this situation, you should please come to
In his response, the Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Shagali, who was
represented by the Deputy House Leader, Alhaji Shehu Idris, requested
for patience as the assembly would invite various stakeholders to
discuss the security situation and proffer solutions after which a
larger meeting with some members of the community will hold.