Governor of Kaduna State,Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has condemn the attack on villagers by bandits in the Giwa and Igabi Local government Area of the state that left more than 50 people dead.
It was reported that the bandits entered the villages in the late hours of Sunday, killed and burn the corpses of the deceased.
Governor El-Rufai in company of Ali Janga, The Commissioner of Police in the state visited the villages seek the villagers forgiveness for the failure of his administration to fully protect their lives and properties and assured them of his dedication to end such attacks.
He was quoted as saying
“If not for the security agencies prompt intervention they would have wiped out the entire villages,” NAN quoted el-Rufai as saying.
“I also came to apologise for failure to protect you fully, we are doing our best to minimise such incidents, you should continue to forgive us.
“But we are doing the best we can and we are hoping that this banditry issue will be addressed because security personnel are on ground to manage the situation.
“In Kaduna, we have vast land, if the security close one area they attack another area.”
The governor added that if not for the prompt intervention of security personnel the attack would have been worse.
“It is our duty to wipe them out, and until we send them to their maker, the security agencies are taking the war to the forest and we are eliminating them, ” he said.
“The security agencies are doing the best they can, but they find it difficult to get to remote areas in good time due to poor access roads while the natives also find it difficult to get to security personnel due to poor GSM network.
“But I am grateful to the air force, army, police and the DSS for being always prompt otherwise it would have been worse.”