As the activities of bandits continue to increase on a daily basis, a lot of concerned Nigerians have been suggesting ways to tackle the menace and the recent person to do so is the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. According to a publication by Vanguard, the Governor called on the Federal Government to declare bandits as terrorists.
Image Credit: Vanguard.ng As the 2023 general election inches closer, there has been widespread speculations that Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State will be contesting for the position of the number one citizen of Nigeria This speculation was in fact fueled by the governor himself when he stated in an interview with Channels TV that notable Nigerians have begged him to run for the presidency, and he would strongly consider yielding to their plea.
Earlier today, as reported by Peoples Gazette some blood-thirsty bandits bombed a train travelling between Abuja and Kaduna. This ugly and sad incident had a toll on the country's rail infrastructure. With these kinds of threatening attacks on Nigerians and public property, I believe it's high time the government heeded the advice and call of governor Ahmed Nasir El Rufai and deal decisively with bandits.
Due to the various atrocities perpetrated by bandits, there have been calls from different individuals and bodies to declare bandits as terrorists so that, the Nigerian military can be permitted to kill them without any consequences in the international law. Image Credit: Daily Post. Examples of those who are in support of the motion that bandits should be declared as terrorists are, Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna state, the National Assembly and the House of Representatives.
The recent report about the killings in Kaduna state under three months has raised so much tension among Nigerians to the extent that so many people have started reacting towards it. Recently, The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday, said 343 people were killed, while 830 people were kidnapped between July and September 2021, in the state.
The Nigerian government in collaboration with efforts of the military keep fighting unscrupulous elements dubbed bandits ravaging mostly the north west region. These insurgents have carried out atrocities including abduction of school children, killing of innocent civilians and coordinated attacks on the government structures including the Nigerian Defence Academy and a fighter jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force which was gunned down in Zamfara State.
Today's Headlines:My Father Was Jailed -Atiku; CAN Backs El-Rufai, Wants Bandits Labelled Terrorists
My father was jailed for not sending me to school – Atiku Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has recalled how his father was jailed for failing to send him to school. Atiku, who said his father later embraced the idea of education, noted that despite his humble background he enjoyed quality education free of charge.
Image Source: guardian.ng Elections at the local government levels in Kaduna State have been taking place since September 4 in some Local Governments while they have been postponed in others mainly due to security reasons. In Local Government Areas that the election took place earlier, the opposition party, PDP won in more polling units than the ruling APC both at the councilor and chairmanship levels.
The bombing of the Abuja-Kaduna rail line by criminals suspected to be vandals is a very sad one. PMB, El-Rufai, and the management of NRC must not take this lightly. There mustn't be a reoccurrence because it's a known fact that we are hardly proactive when it comes to matters of national security.
How El-Rufai's Recent Demand For FG To Declare Bandits As Terrorists Contradicted His Earlier Claims
Amid the worsening issue of banditry going on in the Northern part of the country, the able governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has come out recently to urge the Federal government to designate bandits as terrorists or insurgents. Photo Credit: Daily Nigerian The governor while speaking in a report from Punch noted that such gesture would compel the Nigerian military to attack and annihilate these bandits without any major consequences in international law.
On Wednesday, Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State explained the need why Federal Government should declare bandits as terrorists, and revealed a vital step he took in 2017. According to him, tagging them terrorists would allow the military to kill and deal with them within international law without any major consequences.
Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the Federal Government to proscribe armed bandits in the country to enable the Nigerian military to engage and annihilate them. He asked the Federal Government to declare bandits operating in the North-West zone of the country as a terrorist organization.
Bandits Abduct Passengers In Niger The Police Command in Niger on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of 13 passengers by gunmen at Konar Barau village of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Monday Kuryas, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, the state capital.
The Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has called on the Federal Government to label the bandits currently disturbing the peace of the northern region as terrorists. The Governor made his position known during the third quarter security meeting held in the state. His position, however, goes against the recent statement made by the minister of information, Alh Lai Mohammed on Monday, 18th October, 2021 during a live interview session on TVC.
A report reaching us from Punch Newspaper has revealed that the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai is asking the Federal Government to declare bandits a terrorist group. He argued that the declaration would enable the military to attack them without any major consequences in international law. Recall that banditry has been a menace ravaging the country in recent times - several people have lost their loved ones and properties due to this scourge.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has referred to a consensus among the federal authorities and the 36 states governments to recruit 774,000 youths into the security businesses. The governor also backed the call for the federal government to declare bandits as terrorists, including that recruiting 1,000 youths from every one of the 774 local authorities regions of the USA into the security forces will help scale back violent assaults within the country.
The Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has asked Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to outrightly declare bandits that are threatening the peace of the Northwest region of the country as terriorists. According to Channels Tv, Governor El-Rufai made this call on Wednesday after receiving the third quarter security report from the Commissioner of Internal Security and home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, at Government House in Kaduna.
Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare bandits terrorizing the Northwest of the country as terrorists or insurgents. This he said would allow the military to attack and decimate them without any major consequences in the international law. The Governor made this known after receiving security report for the third quarter from the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Arunwan at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna , on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Insecurity: See One Strong Solution El-Rufai Raised While Urging FG To Declare Bandits As Terrorists
The Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has suggested a powerful solution to the worsening insecurity ravaging not only the north but the entire country. It will be recalled that Kaduna is one of the northern states that has witnessed the worrisome insecurity situation in recent times.
Declare Bandits As Terrorists To Allow Military Kill Them Within International Laws - El-Rufai To FG
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has appealed to the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to declare bandits as terrorists in a bid to allow the Nigerian military kill them without risking sanctions from international bodies, Vanguard News reporters have learned. While speaking on Wednesday at the presentation of the Kaduna State Security Incidents Report for the Third Quarter of 2021 in Kaduna, El-Rufai said: ''the Kaduna State Government has always called for the declaration of bandits as insurgents and terrorists.