The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has lamented the rising rate of insecurity in the state.
He started this during the Kaduna State presentation of the Security Incidents Report for the Second Quarter of 2021 yesterday.
He noted that the rate of insecurity in the state had affected residents greatly. According to him:
“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 governor said.
Reports gathered reveals that a total of 222 deaths, which results from violent attacks, communal clashes and reprisals and 774 kidnapped.
Governor El-Rufaisaid: “The data on security incidents in the state during the second quarter of 2021 reflects the absolute agony of our citizens and communities, their pains and losses, and the fears and anxiety that have created considerable distress.
Speaking further, the governor called on the Federal Government to inaugurate concurrent operations across the seven states of the northwest and Niger State, which will help curtail bandits’ activities in the zone.
He revealed that the state government is already contemplating an unconventional approach to attack the situation since there are no many booths on the ground to be deployed to most ungoverned areas that have become vulnerable to attacks.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s determination to end all forms of insecurity and vowed to deploy all resources needed to make Nigeria safe from threats.
According to him, “In the circumstances, we must do everything within our power, without consideration of distractions, to put an end to their activities and bring them to book,” Buhari told the lawmakers while admitting that many people take to crime due to diverse reasons including promotion of some “discredited” ideologies.
“We cannot allow ourselves to be distracted from this objective, or waver in our commitment, and I am confident that together we will triumph in our present efforts.”