Governor Nasir El-Rufai has vented out his disappointment that his administration’s security investments in Kaduna state have not resulted in the defeat or significant degradation of criminals.
El-Rufai said there were 222 deaths in the state in the second quarter of 2021 as a consequence of violent attacks, communal conflicts, and reprisals during the presentation of the Kaduna State Security Incidents Report for the Second Quarter of 2021.
A total of 774 people have been abducted. He stated,
“As Governor of the state, it is a matter of profound regret for me that our considerable investments in security are yet to manifest in the defeat or the considerable degradation of the criminals.
“The data on security incidents in the state during the second quarter of 2021 reflects the real agony of our citizens and communities, their pains and losses, and the fears and anxiety that have created considerable distress.”
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El-Rufai demanded the federal government to undertake operations in all seven states of the northwest and Niger State at the same time to curb the activities of bandits who have made living in the zone unpleasant for citizens.
He went on to say that the state government is already considering an unorthodox approach to the state’s security crisis.
In other news, Governor El-Rufai paid a visit to the widow and children of the ex-deputy governor Architect Barnabas Yusuf Bala.
Recall that Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State confirmed the death of former deputy governor, Barnabas Yusuf Bala, Bantex on July 11 saying in him he had lost a dear friend and partner in the service of Kaduna State. He served as the deputy governor to El Rufai during his first tenure as governor. El- Rufai reacted to news concerning the death of his former deputy in a statement titled “It’s a VERY SAD DAY.” READ HERE
Governor El-Rufai paid the condolence visit with some of his state commissioners who went to sympathize with Bala’s wife.