Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that the only way to solve the insecurity in the north is to kill all the bandits .
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Nasir El-Rufai urged the military to bomb the forests where the bandits stay in the north.
El-Rufai said this while speaking at a dialogue tagged: “Financing Safe Schools: Creating Safe Learning Communities” in Abuja.
He added that all the Northern Governors have agreed that all the bandits must be wiped out.
He said: “Our position as governors and we are unanimous in this because we, the northern states’ governors, met with the president on this subject our unanimous position is to wipe out the bandits.
“We must go into these forests; nobody living in that forest is innocent and just kill them all. It is the only way to end this.”
El-Rufai added the Nigerian Army needs to use both air and land powers to decisively deal with bandits.
“We need the combination of airpower, and we need troops on the ground augmented by local expertise and knowledge.
“We need just one, two, three months operation to just try to kill all the bandits. It’s the only way to stop this. So long as these bandits are being paid, it’ll remain a business.
“So the only option that we have is to ensure that we kill them all. What you see is the coordinated action with air power, use of drones,” he added.