Bandits must be wiped out of Nigeria, says el-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has stated that bandits terrorising the country must be wiped out.

At a function in Kaduna, the state capital on Thursday, the governor said the bandits have lost their constitution-guaranteed right to live amongst peace loving people in the country.

He made the call at a town hall meeting on national security that was organised by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

“The bandits are at war with Nigeria, and there is no other way to approach the current insurgency but for security forces to take the war to the bandits and recover forests where they’re occupying.

“The security agencies mostly react to cases of banditry and abduction. We’re in a war with these terrorists challenging the sovereignty of the Nigerian state.

“Our security forces must collaborate to take the war to the bandits and terrorists, recover and restore the forest to enable our law-abiding citizens to engage in legitimate farming and livestock production.”

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