- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has declared his position on reconciliatory moves with bandits in Kaduna
- El-Rufai on Monday, February 8, said he is not in support of the process in any way
- The Kaduna governor noted that states desperately need military support from the federal government
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It seems that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna is not in support of the reconciliatory moves Sheik Ahmed Gumi is making with bandits on behalf of the state.
In fact, Governor El-Rufai on Monday, February 8, said the state government will never negotiate with killers and kidnappers who ought to be arrested and prosecuted, Daily Nigerian reports.
The Kaduna governor told journalists that the federal government should assist states with air and ground forces to neutralise the criminals.
He added that so far, he has maintained strong communication with the Niger state government as he is presently working with the governor in the area of intelligence gathering.
“If the federal government does not give us the air and ground forces, these forests are invaded and these terrorists are killed at the same time, then we will continue to be in trouble.
“We in Kaduna are cooperating with Niger state. The governor of the state calls from time to time to gather information. We are doing things with them.”
In an interview with journalists on Saturday, February 6, the Islamic cleric said they are all the same. According to him, Biafra is a nuisance just like Boko Haram.
He described those agitating for the country to be divided as “miscreants” who are only after their selfish interests.
“These people agitating for Ododuwa, Biafra or Arewa are all the same group of people with Boko Haram.
“So, all these youths that are making noise, whether Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram, Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB and their Ododuwa counterpart, they are just a tiny minority of Nigerians using ethnic, archaic and retrogressive sentiments to destabilise the nation."