The Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-rufai, has revealed that his government had been pleading with the Nigerian federal government to proscribe the armed bandits wrecking havoc in the country as terrorists since 2017. ayokinews.com reports
Receiving the Q3 security report of Kaduna state on Wednesday, Governor El-rufai stated that the declaration of the bandits as terrorists would allow the military to kill them without having to worry about international laws.
The Governor further noted that his government had written several letters to the federal government, requesting that bandits be proscribed as a terrorist organization.
El-rufai said, “We in the Kaduna state government have always aligned with the declaration of bandits as insurgents and terrorists.”
“We have written letters to the federal government since 2017, asking for this declaration because it is the declaration that will allow the Nigerian military to attack and kill these bandits without any major consequences in international law.
“So, we support the resolution by the national assembly and we are going to follow up with a letter of support for the federal government to declare these bandits and insurgents as terrorists so that they will be fair game for our military. This is the view of the Kaduna state government.”