By Emmanuel Adeleke
National leader of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday paid a visit to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, over the recent train attack in the state.
Tinubu was received by El-Rufai and Senators Uba Sani and Suleiman Abdu-Kwari at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, the Kaduna State seat of power.
Tinubu, who was accompanied by former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, announced the donation of N50 million to victims of the attack.
Others on Tinubu’s entourage include the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Senator Abu Ibrahim.
The APC national leader commiserated with the people of the state, describing the train attack as a national disaster.
According to him, every one should be concerned about the attacks going on in Kaduna State, which have claimed hundreds of lives and property in recent weeks.
He added that killings by bandits is no longer acceptable and must stop.
Tinubu urged El-Rufai not to be discouraged by the unfortunate incidents, but to continue delivering good governance to the people of the state.
He also appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to support the Kaduna State Government in addressing the humanitarian crises created by bandits attacks.
Responding, El-Rufai appreciated Tinubu for showing solidarity with the people of Kaduna State over the recent attack by cancelling his 70th birthday colloquium in honour of those killed.
He also thanked Tinubu for his commitment to the unity and development of Nigeria.
The governor noted that he is aware of Tinubu’s presidential ambition, adding that Nigeria is presently at a cross-road, and must take difficult decisions to get the right leaders.