It is a mistake to think that thugs will accept dialogue
It is a mistake to think that millions of bandits will take part in dialogue and return to the lifestyle when they see little money from time to time – Governor El Rufai
Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El Rufai explained why banditry continues in the northwest region of the country, IgbereTV reported.
Speaking to BBC Hausa on Monday 8 February, following the killing of 18 people by alleged militants in the Birnin Gwari local government area in Kaduna state on Saturday 6 February, El Rufai said it was difficult to fight banditry. region, because each state fights it in its own way.
The governor of Kaduna state said it would be difficult to succeed in the fight against banditry unless the states of the region unite and ask the federal government to provide them with soldiers and police to infiltrate the bushes and kill all the bandits.
Also opposing the bandit amnesty, El Rufai added that it would be a mistake to think that someone who considers millions as ransom will accept the dialogue and return to their old way of life when they sometimes saw little money.
“As a result, each state is fighting in its own way. If we cannot unite so that the federal government provides us with soldiers and police so they can enter the bushes and kill all the bandits, it will be difficult to succeed in the fight against banditry.
“There is no unity among the governors of the Northwest on how to put an end to banditry. But Kaduna is working with the state of Niger on ways to end the killing of militants.
“A state like Zamfara has adopted a policy of dialogue with the armed people, announcing an amnesty for them, which I do not believe in. With that we have disagreements about how to deal with the situation.
“We sat together with the governors in Katsin, but did not agree on how to fight crime. Some believed in dialogue and others did not.
“It is a mistake to believe that a man who now has millions in ransom income will accept dialogue and return to his old way of life when he sometimes saw little money.”
Source: – Igbere TV