Train Attack: Gov El-Rufai Makes Strong Allegations Against Military, DSS

Governor Nasir el-Rufai speaking at 22nd Annual Tax Conference of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), in Lagos.

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday, said the military knew the location of the bandits in the state, but was hesitating to launch an attack.

El-Rufai said this on Wednesday while addressing journalists when the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, visited the state over the bombing of an Abuja-bound train on Monday.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the Abuja-Kaduna train left at least eight persons dead, and many others injured.

The Governor said the other security operatives gather intelligence needed to nail the terrorists.

El-Rufai said, “We have enough intelligence for us to take action. The Air Force undertakes enough ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance); and the DSS has informants all over the place.

“We know what they (terrorists) are planning. We get the reports. The problem is for the agencies to take action. Don’t wait until they attack before you respond. The Army should go after their enclaves to wipe them out. Let the Air Force bomb them.

“Before, they were categorised as bandits and if you bombed them, you would have issues with human rights organisations and international criminal courts and so on. But, now that they have been declared terrorists by the court, they can be legally killed without any consequences from international human rights organisations.”


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