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El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Racoon(m): 2:37pm On Aug 23
Kaduna Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said the only way to put an end to banditry in the country is for the military to bomb the forests where they are hiding and eliminate them completely.

The governor spoke at a dialogue: “Financing Safe Schools: Creating Safe Learning Communities” in Abuja, yesterday, claimed his other colleagues were in agreement that bandits must be completely 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.

“We need the combination of air power, 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.”

The Kaduna governor claimed there has been a decline in the operation of bandits across the northern part of the country. He said the reduction in banditry is due to the efforts of the Nigerian air force.

“I’m very happy that the chief of air staff has been bombing them. So, you’ll see there’s a decline in banditry. What you see is the coordinated action with air power, use of drones.”

He advised that more advanced weapons must be acquired to make their operations more efficient.

“I think the security agencies also need more advanced technology. The Air force needs more drones. Drones are much cheaper than planes and there are drones now that can carry missiles. Because they (bandits) know when they hear the sound of the aircraft and hide in the bushes. But drones can be more targeted, more selective and quiet. And drones can also fly in circumstances that airplanes cannot due to bad weather.” He added that banditry can also be stopped if people stopped negotiating with and paying them ransoms.

“People ask if my child was kidnapped and I say that I won’t pay, it is a personal decision, which we do not all support. So, the only way to stop banditry is to kill them all.” In 2016, El-Rufai acknowledged that his government tracked down some militant, aggrieved Fulani and paid them to stop killing Southern Kaduna residents and destroying their communities.

“For southern Kaduna, we didn’t understand what was going on and we decided to set up a committee under Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (retd) to find out what was going on there. What was established was that the root of the problem has a history starting from the 2011 post-election violence. Fulani herdsmen from across Africa bring their cattle down towards Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria. The moment the rains start around March, April, they start moving them up to go back to their various communities and countries.

“Unfortunately, it was when they were moving up with their cattle across Southern Kaduna that the elections of 2011 took place and the crisis trapped some of them. Some of them were from Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Mali and Senegal. Fulani are in 14 African countries and they traverse this country with the cattle.So, many of these people were killed, cattle lost and they organised themselves and came back to revenge.

“So, a lot of what was happening in Southern Kaduna was actually from outside Nigeria. We got a hint that the late Governor Patrick Yakowa got this information and he sent someone to go round some of these Fulani communities, but of course after he died, the whole thing stopped. That is what we inherited. But the Agwai committee established that.

“We took certain steps. We got a group of people that were going round trying to trace some of these people in Cameroon, Niger Republic and so on to tell them that there is a new governor who is Fulani like them and has no problem paying compensations for lives lost and he is begging them to stop killing.

“In most of the communities, once that appeal was made to them, they said they have forgiven. There are one or two that asked for monetary compensation. They said they have forgiven the death of human beings but want compensation for cattle. We said no problem, and we paid some. As recently as two weeks ago, the team went to Niger Republic to attend one Fulani gathering that they hold every year with a message from me.”

In her intervention, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed,  confessed that the country is sitting on the precipice of  socio-economic disaster and a full education crisis, calling for urgent multi-stakeholder solution to remedy the situation.She stated this against the backdrop of sustained attacks on vulnerable schoolchildren by terrorists.

She said it was important for government and private sector to immediately join forces to stop the attacks on the fundamental rights of children to a safe learning environment.She said if the current fractured state of education is sustained, the country would have failed to guarantee a safe learning environment, secure and protect the dignity of children, their teachers, and school administrators.

“Parents are increasingly more nervous about sending their children and particularly their young girls to school, with some choosing to withdraw existing students. The time to act is now. Even before the pandemic, Nigeria accounted for approximately 20 per cent of the Global out-of-school population. With an estimated 13 million children currently out of school in the country, we sit in the precipice of a socio-economic disaster and a full education crisis, if we do not act in a coordinated manner to stop the current wave of systematic attacks on the fundamental rights of our children to a safe learning environment.”

The minister said the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have posed unprecedented challenges globally and in Nigeria.

She said the government has been proactive in its response to the pandemic, and has established and implemented the Economic Sustainability Plan and other interventions, including the scaling up of social safety net programmes.”
https://www.sunnewsonline.com/only-way-to-stop-banditry-is-to-kill-them-all-el-rufai/

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by gambia(m): 2:38pm On Aug 23
Story for the gods, keep deceiving your gullible followers.

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by LordviccoDaGuru(m): 2:39pm On Aug 23
People in the east will not support this because they are benefiting as well by getting their own commission from bandits. Do you think we in the North we don't know what has been going on??

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by chatinent: 2:39pm On Aug 23
Gbamsolutely.

This short man really has tall ambitions.


...that's if it's not politics to sound reasonable to the electorates tho. But of course, the handwriting on the wall speaks differently.

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Lamasta(m): 2:40pm On Aug 23
Your actions and inactions is saying otherwise El Rufai....

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Racoon(m): 2:40pm On Aug 23
Taqqiya! So bandits are no longer doing business? Commander of bandits that paid bandits not to kill people instead of routing them can't give order for their execution.Meanwhile,

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Totilopussylick(m): 2:42pm On Aug 23
They said action speak louder than words.... but reverse is the case when words speak louder than action.

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by BiafraInc: 2:44pm On Aug 23
gambia:
Story for the gods, keep deceiving your gullible followers.
Don't mind the idiot. He knows that he has lots of zombies in nigeria and some of them are here in nairaland, so he can spit nonsense into their brain and rightly expect them to carry it and run. You know how the brains of those zombies work.

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by donbachi(m): 2:44pm On Aug 23
After which,u go go tell dem say.wetin u talk na wash.make e no be like sey u no dey talk or dey support dem

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by iwaeda: 2:45pm On Aug 23
Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Racoon(m): 2:48pm On Aug 23
"....According to him, the governors also resolved to consider dialogue and amnesty for the bandits for peace to reign in the region, stating that only a collective and united approach to the issue of dialogue and amnesty in the North-west could end the menace..."

So what were the NW and hausa-fulani-controlled central g8vt thinking when they all decided they are going to negotiate and grant amnesty to bandits/BH terrorists instead of routing them? How far with this stupid policy today governor El-Rufai?

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by DaddyRochie1642(f): 2:49pm On Aug 23
So it's now El Rufai's eyes have Cleared

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Maxymilliano(m): 2:49pm On Aug 23
Believe El Rufai at your own peril ...

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by beejaay: 2:50pm On Aug 23
LordviccoDaGuru:
People in the east will not support this because they are benefiting as well by getting their own commission from bandits. Do you think we in the North don't know what has been going on??

so the people from the east, the tiny dot come to the very sagacious north, the amazon north to turn northern people to bandit so they can get commission.. are the northerners just big for nothing that the tiny dot people will turn the big north to their slaves for money...
abeg gist us more bros, we wan learn cos it seems you are wisest even wiser than solomon

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Navdevgan999(m): 2:53pm On Aug 23
To the above comment, can somebody ever please your evil mind filled with hatred and negativity, even after reading his explanation you would still call him names, nothing el-rufai does pleases u, like it or not he is doing his best, not even ur grand fathers with fathers come close to how this man has tried to impact his people positive

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by temitope27(m): 2:54pm On Aug 23
Hell rufai can you please shut up

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by LordviccoDaGuru(m): 2:56pm On Aug 23
beejaay:


so the people from the east, the tiny dot come to the very sagacious north, the amazon north to turn northern people to bandit so they can get commission.. are the northerners just big for nothing that the tiny dot people will turn the big north to their slaves for money...
abeg gist us more bros, we wan learn cos it seems you are wisest even wiser than solomon

You people should WhatsApp or call me for more information on how the east are benefiting from bandits 0. 8. 1. 1. 7. 0. 2. 4. 5. 8. 7. Remembered that Nnamdi Coward Leader bought Fulani clothes for Ipobs instruct them to be killing innocent people so that they'll say it's herdsmen just to tanish Buhari's image.

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Sunday2021: 3:06pm On Aug 23
IAM hundred per cent in support of El rufai on this. Nobody should forgive any terrorist either Boko Haram, bandits, killer herdsmen, ipob or any organization that is killing or abducting other people.
I will be happy to vote for El rufai and Osinbajo as vice president and president respectively.

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Samunique(m): 3:09pm On Aug 23
We need the combination of air power, 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.”

I'm sure Buhari will not be happy with the above statements !!!
Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by rayvelez(m): 3:12pm On Aug 23
Buhari won’t like this cos they are his children.
Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by StaffofOrayan(m): 3:20pm On Aug 23
We will, we should, we must, we might,
You will never hear 'we have'

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by techwaya: 4:10pm On Aug 23
angry
Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Blackfire(m): 4:14pm On Aug 23
Why will you kill them, for what They only kidnapped ( take care ) people they don't kill anybody, and the money is just for hospitality..



El rufai should respect himself and political ladder
Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by FreedomArmy: 4:16pm On Aug 23
Audio killing. You can only deceive your zombies.

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by ki02020(m): 4:18pm On Aug 23
Even those that are Fulani? undecided
Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by epondudu: 4:20pm On Aug 23
The man said the truth but because he is not coming from a non Fulani most people with brain infested head are still antagonizing him.
Yamiris will never believe anything except if it from their own..The confused tribe of Africa.

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by ArewaNightmare: 4:26pm On Aug 23
grin same people u clarified as Businessmen

Double mouthed slowpoke

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by Nobody: 4:26pm On Aug 23
Go ahead & kill them all then.
Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by BluntCrazeMan: 4:27pm On Aug 23
What.??!!!
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But he said that the Bandits were just doing business..
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So, the Bandits are no more doing their normal business as usual by their kidnappings.??
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You now want them all to be killed?
But how can you come now and want them killed for doing their normal kidnapping business??
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THE INTERNET NEVER FORGETS..

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Re: El-Rufai - Only Way To Stop Banditry Is To Kill Them All by donnie(m): 4:27pm On Aug 23
Hmm.. that is after you have made them more powerful than even the army.

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