El -Rufai Apologizes To Kaduna Residents Over Killings
it’s not everyday that a Nigerian politician says sorry to his or her people, but Kaduna state governor, Nasir El -rufai has performed a rare fest by apologizing to residents of the state over the death of 50 persons in the state.
El-Rufaiwhile with the commissioner of police in the state, Ali Janga said his administration would never negotiate with bandits.
“If not for the security agencies prompt intervention they would have wiped out the entire villages,” NAN quoted el-Rufai as saying.
“I also came to apologise for failure to protect you fully, we are doing our best to minimise such incidents, you should continue to forgive us.
“But we are doing the best we can and we are hoping that this banditry issue will be addressed because security personnel are on ground to manage the situation.
“In Kaduna, we have vast land, if the security close one area they attack another area.”
The governor said it is the duty of his administration to “wipe out” the attackers.
“It is our duty to wipe them out, and until we send them to their maker, the security agencies are taking the war to the forest and we are eliminating them, ” he said.
“The security agencies are doing the best they can, but they find it difficult to get to remote areas in good time due to poor access roads while the natives also find it difficult to get to security personnel due to poor GSM network.
“But I am grateful to the air force, army, police and the DSS for being always prompt otherwise it would have been worse.”
The governor has been battling a renewed outbreak of violence in the state in recent times.