Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for blaming COVID-19 restriction for the killings in some Northern States.

Sani said it was meaningless to blame the killings in the North on the lockdown and restrictions.

Recently, gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed several people in Katsina, Borno and Kaduna States.

Reacting to the killings, Buhari in his nationwide broadcast to mark this year’s Democracy Day, said criminals were taking advantage of the COVID-19 restriction to attack and murder people.

Buhari, however, directed security operatives to ensure perpetrators are apprehended and made to face justice.

However, Sani asked Buhari to end the killings of Nigerians.

In a tweet, the former lawmaker wrote: “Blaming #COVID19 restrictions for the ongoing mass murder in the North is outrightly meaningless.

“The Government must own up to its evident failure and reset its strategies in order to end the slaughter of Our people.”