Gov. Nassir El-Rufai wants forests bombed to tackle banditry.

Written by on January 3, 2022

Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, says security operatives should carpet bomb the forests to wipe out bandits.

The Governor spoke in a chat on National Television on Monday.

El-Rufai attributed the prolonged inability of security operatives to curb banditry in the northwest region to a lack of enough boots on the ground.

He added that more investment in security personnel, technology and military equipment will see bandits wiped out once and for all.

The governor said the bombing campaign should take place at the same time in all the states in the northwest so that the bandits have nowhere to go.

Kaduna is one of the worst affected by banditry and violent attacks in the northern region, with 1,825 people killed and 4,525 kidnapped between January 2020 and September 2021, according to the

Seun Fakorede

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