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Governor El-Rufai Task FG To Declare Bandits As Terrorists

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Governor El-Rufai Task FG To Declare Bandits As TerroristsThe Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has tasked the Federal Government to declare bandits causiy unrest in the Northern part of the country as “terrorists and insurgents”.

Governor El-Rufai said this in Kaduna after receiving the third quarter security report from the Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday.

The governor, stated that this will enable the Nigerian Army to arrest and kill the bandits without being sanctioned by the international community.

His words: “We in the Kaduna State government had always urged for the declaration of bandits as insurgents and terrorists. We have written letters to the federal government since 2017 asking for this declaration because it is this declaration that will allow the Nigerian military to attack and kill these bandits without any major consequences in the international law”, he said.

He also reiterated that his government is in support of the earlier decision of the National Assembly against the bandits.

“So, we support the resolution by the National Assembly and we are going to follow up with a letter of support for the federal government to declare these bandits and insurgents as terrorists, so that, there will be fair game for our military”, he said.

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