The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has adduced reason why the state has come under unending attacks by bandits and kidnappers.
The Governor spoke on Sunday on a Channels Television programme: “Sunday Politics.”
El-Rufai told Channels Television: “We have a feeling that the renewed attacks in Kaduna are not unconnected to the position that we have taken as a government that we will not negotiate with criminals.
“We will not give them any money and they will not make any profit from Kaduna; anyone that comes to Kaduna will not get a penny from the state government, except he will get a bullet instead.
“The bandits and their leaders decided to collectively target Kaduna State because of the position we have taken that we will not negotiate with them, that we will not give them a penny of taxpayers’ money and whoever comes to Kaduna for banditry or kidnapping will most likely end up dead.”
Although he stated that they were making efforts to rescue the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, the governor declined to reveal the strategy of the government.