Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State says the bandits terrorizing Nigeria have lost their right to life under the constitution and must be eliminated.
El-rufai made this known during a town hall meeting on national security organized by the Ministry of Information and Culture held in Kaduna with the theme: “Establishing a benchmark for enhanced national unity in Nigeria.”
“The bandits are at war with Nigeria and there is no other way to tackle the current insurgency but for the security forces to take the war to the bandits and take back the forests where they are occupying.
“The security agencies react mainly to cases of banditry and kidnapping, we are in a war with these terrorists challenging the sovereignty of the Nigerian state.
“Our security forces must collaborate to take war on bandits and terrorists, reclaim and restore the forest to allow our law-abiding citizens to engage in legitimate agricultural and livestock production.
El-rufai claimed that no one in a position of responsibility can deny the need for sustained action against criminals, adding that security operations that are more proactive would paralyze outlaws and reassure ordinary citizens.
He said the government must identify and deal with non-state actors and others who question the existence of the country.
The governor warned that the security forces must be increased and well equipped to deal with the insurgency, adding that the judiciary must also be decentralized to serve justice.
“To deal with the banditry that prevails in the northwest and the center-north, we must implement the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) developed four years ago to allow accelerated investment in modern livestock, incorporating the rapid sedentarization of pastoralists in known places, “he said.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the NLTP provides a framework and strategic direction to transform the Nigerian livestock sector and eliminate conflict between farmers and herders through the evolution and strengthening of intensive livestock production systems, with the objective of making the sector more productive and sustainable. .
The NLTP prioritizes key areas of intervention in a comprehensive framework to modernize and transform the livestock sector into an important instrument for rapid economic growth and diversification in Nigeria.
The various elements of the NLTP are organized around five pillars: addressing conflict, improving access to justice and peace, addressing the needs of affected populations, human capital development, as well as cross-cutting issues of gender, youth, research and information and strategies. communication.