Bandits, Killer Herdsmen, Boko Haram More Daring Under Buhari – El-Rufai

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Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai says since 2015, bandits, killer herdsmen, and Boko Haram have become more daring under President Muhammadu Buhari.

El-Rufai is considered an ally of the incumbent president who assumed power in 2015 with a vow to crush Boko Haram and other criminal elements ravaging Nigeria.

Speaking at the second quarter 2021 meeting of the directors of state commands of the State Security Service (SSS) in the North-West, in Kaduna on Thursday, Mr El-Rufai admitted that insecurity had worsened under Mr Buhari though the federal government has particularly and repeatedly claimed to have decimated Boko Haram.

That the criminal gangs have become more daring and dangerous since recovering from their near defeat in 2015 is obvious across the country,” Mr El-Rufai acknowledged.

Apart from the protracted violence in Southern Kaduna, Mr El-Rufai’s state has become a hotbed of banditry where criminals kidnap for ransom and violently attack communities.

“I know our state is not where it should be in terms of internal security,” the governor admitted. Security reports by the state government showed that over 300 persons were killed and about 1,000 kidnapped people kidnapped between January and April 2021.

Mr El-Rufai lamented Kaduna and other parts of the country did not get enough security cover from Mr Buhari’s regime.

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