- Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state disclosed that bandits in the northwest are becoming bold
- According to the governor, Nigerian soldiers have become the new targets of the criminals
- El-Rufai, however, urged the federal government to recruit more security personnel
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday, February 15, raised an alarm that bandits now target soldiers.
In a report by The Nation, El-Rufai noted that the bandits in the northwest attack military camps and ambush troops on patrol.
He made the disclosure in a meeting concerning security challenges confronting the northwest with the newly appointed service chiefs, governors from the region, religious leaders, and traditional rulers.
While noting that the bandits are becoming bolder, El-Rufai said that armed forces and security agencies are losing lives every day.
The governor, who praised the gallantry of the armed forces, urged the federal government to recruit more security personnel and strengthen them with better equipment.
He also lamented over the killings of soldiers on duty, saying the security situation would have been worse if the troops had not been alive to their responsibilities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in what seemed like a spirited effort to end senseless killings and kidnapping of innocent Nigerians in some parts of the country, a delegation of the federal government and the newly appointed service chiefs met with northern governors.
The meeting which was held in Kaduna state on Monday, February 15, had in attendance governors of Kaduna, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto, and Plateau states.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, northern traditional rulers and clerics were also part of the meeting.
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