Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said both land and air powers are needed to come together to wipe out all bandits in the forests, adding that sophisticated weapons should be provided to the armed forces of the country.
Governor El-Rufai made this statement on Wednesday during a dialogue tagged: “Financing Safe Schools: Creating Safe Learning Communities” in Abuja.
El-Rufai noted that the only way to end banditry in Nigeria is for the military to kill them all.
He added that the military should storm forests where bandits stay and bomb the whole place, in order to eliminating them.
The governor further disclosed that the Northern governors have agreed that bandits must be wiped out.
“Our position as governors and we are unanimous in this because we, the northern states’ governors, met with the president on this subject our unanimous position is to wipe out the bandits.
“We must go into these forests; nobody living in that forest is innocent and just kill them all. It is the only way to end this,” he said.
He added that “We need the combination of airpower, and we need troops on the ground augmented by local expertise and knowledge.
“We need just one, two, three months operation to just try to kill all the bandits. It’s the only way to stop this. So long as these bandits are being paid, it’ll remain a business.
“So the only option that we have is to ensure that we kill them all. What you see is the coordinated action with air power, use of drones.”