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Kaduna Govt Speaks On Negotiating With Bandits

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The Kaduna State Government has insisted that it would not negotiate with bandits in order to curb the persistent attacks in the state.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made this known in an interview on Channels Television, monitored by Naija News.

Aruwan disclosed that the bandits from neighboring states are behind the attacks in the state, hence there is no justification to negotiate with criminals who have nothing on the table.

He also explained that the state government in collaboration with the Federal Government is working assiduously to put more boots on the ground especially in the rural communities where most of the attacks occur.

Aruwan's comments come shortly after he reported that no fewer than ten people have been killed after bandits attacked three villages in Zango Kataf and Chikun local government areas of the state.

According to Aruwan, the bandits attacked Kurmin Gandu village in Zango Kataf local government and killed five people.

Aruwan further explained that some survivors of the attack are recuperating in the hospital.

He said the bandits burnt down ten houses, two motorcycles, and 50 bags of ginger, while some dry season farmers lost water pumping machines and other valuables around the Zango Urban general area.

Similarly, security agencies reported that armed bandits attacked Sabon Gayan and Ungwan Turai villages in Chikun local government area and killed five persons.

Following the attack, troops of Operation Thunder Strike reportedly swung into action, combing identified criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan area.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.