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We know where bandits are, hear what they say – El-Rufai

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Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has lamented the poor security actions of the military, the police and the Department of State Security, DSS.

Expressing sadness over the recent train attack by terrorists, the governor said there was enough intelligence to track bandits before they act, blaming the security agencies for poor and belated actions.

The Punch reports that El-Rufai, disclosed that the Nigerian Military knows the location of the terrorists but has refused to bomb their hideouts. A situation he said, had left him helpless.

Speaking on the incident, the former FCT Minister 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.”

The governor said that his state, Kaduna is currently in a ‘State of War’.

“We know where their camps are, we know where they are; the SSS have their phone numbers, they listen to them, and they give me the report. We know what they are planning. We shouldn’t be waiting for them to attack; why can’t we go after them?”.

Afripost.ng recalls that many people were killed on Monday in a train attack before Kaduna. Many were also abdicated while other sustained injuries.

A week earlier, there was an attempt to hijack a passenger:s plane in Kaduna airport.

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