Gov. Nasir El – Rufai asks FG to declare Bandits as Terrorists.

Written by on October 21, 2021

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has asked the Federal Government to declare bandits threatening the peace of the Northwestern region as “terrorists”.

El-Rufai made this call after receiving the third quarter security report from the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.

According to the governor, declaring the bandits as terrorists will enable the Nigerian security forces to utterly decimate the gunmen without fear of being sanctioned by the international community.

He also noted that the recruitment of 1,000 youths each across the 774 local government areas of the country would deal a deadly blow to bandits and other criminal elements in the land.

Earlier, a report presented by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, had revealed that at least 888 people were killed in violent attacks by bandits in various parts of Kaduna State in the last nine months.

Aruwan in presenting the report further detailed that a total number of 343 people were killed by bandits between July and September this year alone, while 2, 553 people were kidnapped by bandits in various communities across the state from January to September 2021.

Amen John Kantiyok

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