Gov El-Rufa’i explains why banditry will continue in NW

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Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has warned that insecurity will continue to escalate in the northwest zone of the country as long as the states refused to coordinate their policies in dealing with banditry.

El-Rufai spoke to BBC Hausa today following Saturday’s mass killings by suspected bandits in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The bandits stormed a village in the area around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and killed 18 residents and robbed others.

The governor said attempts were made at cooperation among governors in the northwest on tackling banditry but that it did not succeed because the governors adopted different policies in addressing the challenge.

It was earlier reported how the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, said his dialogue with bandits has significantly reduced killings in his state.

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