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.
Kaduna State has remained one of the states with a high rate of security challenges in the country as bandits and other criminal elements carryout regular attacks on innocent people. The Kaduna State Government led by Governor Nasir El-Rufai insisted that it would never negotiate with the bandits or pay ransom to them no matter what happened.
The Kaduna State Government on Monday announced that the troops have killed over 50 bandits in joint ground and air operations in Saulawa-Farin Ruwa, in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state. And a couple of hours ago, Governor Nasir El-Rufai appreciated the security forces for the record achievement.
The increasingly daring terror attacks by armed bandits in recent times have prompted many Nigerians to appeal to the Buhari administration to designate the perpetrators of the attacks as terrorists.Apart from individual Nigerians, organizations, and even government organs, have made the same appeal to the government. The latest organ of government to make the call is the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria.
Security issues are one of the topics that the public is constantly discussing. This is due to the terrorism perpetrated by Boko Haram members across the country in addition to the violence perpetrated by the bandits. It may be said that Boko Haram's influence in Nigeria has diminished due to the drastic measures taken by the security agencies.
The insecurity caused by bandits in the northern region of the state has become a major problem in the country. Despite many bandits that have been captured and kidnapped by the Nigeria army, they still continue to kill innocent people, kidnapped children and citizens of the country for ransom.
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.
Amid the intensifying issue of banditry that's currently ravaging the Northern part of the country, the able governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has come out to advise the Federal government on the need to designate these bandits as terrorists. Photo Credit: BBC The governor further noted that this gesture if adopted by the federal government would help the Nigerian military to launch offensive attacks against these bandits and kill them without any consequences on the international law.
Kaduna State Government has improved both primary and secondary, as well as tertiary education since the Governor Nasir El-Rufai administration assumed office in 2015. Speaking at the state House of Assembly during the 2022 budget presentation, the governor listed various programmes and policies that his government has enacted in the last six years.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare bandits in the northern region as terrorists. (Photo Credit - The Punch Newspaper) He stated that the declaration will enable the Nigerian military to attack and kill the bandits without any major consequences in the international law.
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Gunmen abduct 13 passengers in Niger The Police Command in Niger on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of thirteen passengers by gunmen at Konar Barau village of Rafi Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state,Mr Monday Kuryas, confirmed the incident in an interview with the Newsmen in Minna.
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.
Unknown gunmen attacked and killed two persons in Ungwan Taila village, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Troops of Operation Safe Haven have reported. Photo Credit: Goggle ( Unknown gunmen). The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan explained in a statement issued on Sunday that the troops arrived in the village to discover that the assailants had killed two residents.
The heightened security challenges caused by the unlawful and nefarious activities of bandits in most states of the northwestern region have become alarming. It could be recounted how these bandits have kidnapped both primary school pupils, and even tertiary institution students and demanded a huge ransom. Innocent lives have been lost due to the attacks of these bandits.
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A few days ago, the governor of Kaduna State Nasir el-Rufai urged the Federal Government to declare bandits devastating the North West and North Central as "terrorists and insurgents". This will enable, el-Rufai argued, the military to fight them according to UN Mandate on counter-terrorism.
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.
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.