Train Attack: El-Rufai tackles military for not raiding bandits' hideouts

"The Army should go after their enclaves to wipe them out. Let the Air Force bomb them," he said.
Train Attack: El-Rufai tackles military for not raiding bandits' hideouts

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai's

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The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai has tackled the Nigerian Army for not raiding the hideouts of bandits following the deadly attack on a Kaduna bound train on Monday night.

WuzupNigeria reported that at least eight people were killed during that attack which left at least 20 others injured and many others kidnapped.

El-Rufai expressed sadness and frustration over the recent train attack just as he disclosed that the military knows the hideout of the terrorists.

The governor was quoted by The PUNCH as saying, “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.”

“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?”.

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