Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has lamented over the growing insecurity in the state due to criminal activities of bandits.
Expressing his frustration about the insecurity in the state, “I’m angry, frustrated and feel totally helpless. Let us establish military bases within Katari and Rijana (in Kaduna),” he said.
El-Rufai called on the federal government and security operatives to declare the state a warzone.
“We are in a state of war; this place should be declared a warzone. The Army, Air Force, and the police should go in there and kill them. Will there be innocent casualties? Yes! In every war situation, there are casualties,” he said while addressing journalists when the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi visited to assess the situation following Monday’s attack on a train by bandits.
The governor called for train services to stop at 4pm because it becomes very dangerous at night.
“We have written to the Nigerian Railway Corporation twice to stop the evening service. The last train from Kaduna to Abuja should leave by 4pm so that it will get to Abuja in daylight.
“If anything is to happen, the response time will be quick, maybe in 30 minutes. When something happens, the response time will be faster in the daytime. We were lucky the military response was just within an hour, because it (attack) was dead in the night,” he said.
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