Kaduna State Governor Resolves to Team Up With Colleagues to Bring in Foreign Mercenaries in the Fight Against Terrorism
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has vowed to team up with other state governors to bring in foreign mercenaries to fight terrorists if the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration fails to find a lasting solution to the menace.
Speaking with journalists on Friday, April 1 after briefing Buhari on the recent killings in his state, including the Monday attack on the Kaduna-bound train which claimed nine casualties with a yet-to-be known number of people abducted, El-Rufai urged the FG to find a permanent fix to killings in various parts of the country and route out terrorists hibernating in forests areas around Kaduna or else the governors will be left with no other choice but to take action to protect lives and properties.
Speaking in Hausa, El-Rufai said: “I have complained to Mr president and I swear to God, if action is not taken, we as governors will take actions to protect the lives of our people.
“If it means deploying foreign mercenaries to come and do the work, we will do it to address these challenges,” reported Daily Trust.
He went on to note that the president assured him action will be taken to bring an end to terrorism in the next few months. The governor added that the best way to tackle terrorism once and for all was for the Nigerian Armed Forces to bomb forest enclaves where terrorists are hibernating.
The decision to call for the bombing to wipe out the bandits according to him, was as a result of some forests in Giwa and other parts of the state that have ungoverned spaces with more people being killed and displaced in the northeast. He added that nothing should stop security agencies from taking extreme actions against bandits.