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El-Rufai Meets Buhari, Says Bandits Must Be Killed


Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai says his administration’s intention is to kill all bandits.

He spoke to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent bandit attack that claimed 40 lives in the state.

The governor, accompanied by the State Commissioner for Internal Security, Samuel Aruwan, said the bandits ‘whereabouts was not hidden, but that the military was mindful of the collateral damage it could cause the civilian community.

According to him, if the security forces cannot go to the bandits’ location, the state is helpless.

El-Rufai said he requested Buhari’s intervention for the deployment of more security forces and a comprehensive operation.

He urged the security agencies to carry out aggressive operations against the terrorists, stressing the need for recruitment to be ramped up in the military and the police as the few numbers cannot successfully carry out operations in the 36 states of the federation.

Asked about his position on repentant bandits, he said: “There’s nothing like repentant terrorists. The only repentant bandit is the one that is dead. Our intention in the state is to kill them (terrorists), let them go and see God.” Continue Reading


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