A plea has gone to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately tag the bandits terrorisng the Northwest and other parts of the country as
terrorists so the military can attack and kill them without major consequences in international law.
Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai said this at the state capital after he received the third quarter security report from the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.
El-Rufai also said the government should recruit 1,000 youths from the 774 local governments across the country in order to deal a deadly
blow to the bandits and other criminal elements in the land.
The Commissioner had earlier in his report, said bandits killed no fewer than 343 and abducted 830 persons as well as injured 210 persons among them women and minors within the third quarter of the year in the state. It will be recalled that, it didn’t take long before the Federal Government proscribed the Indigenous People of
Biafra (IPOB) and tagged them a terror group, a situation which has made the military wage a relentless war against the group.
The bandits operating majorly in the Northwest and other areas of the country up to the southwest have killed and destroyed lives and
properties. They have also acquired sophisticated weapons and have brought down Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on one occasion.
However, the government has been very reluctant to tag them a terror group making a military intervention difficult and prolonging insecurity in