El-Rufai raises alarm, says Boko Haram, Ansaru members now in Kaduna | Dailytrust

El-Rufai raises alarm, says Boko Haram, Ansaru members now in Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has raised concerns about the emergence of Boko Haram and Ansaru enclaves in Birnin Gwari and Chukun local government areas of the state.

The governor also expressed concerns over the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the state, which suggests that terrorists have moved into the state.

El-Rufai made the disclosure after the presentation of the Kaduna State Security Incident Report for the first quarter of 2022, which took place at the Council Chambers of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House.

Daily Trust exclusively reported how the terrorist group shared biscuits with locals in some communities within the Southern and Eastern parts of Birnin Gwari during the Eid-Fitr celebration.

The governor disclosed that the debriefing of the first Abuja-Kaduna train kidnap victim to be released indicated that the terrorists were making comments like “the forests in Kaduna are even better than that of Sambisa and so they should all relocate here”.

According to El-Rufai, “the problem of insecurity now has moved from the North East to the North West.

“The situation in the North West is far more serious and could be potentially more dangerous than we have ever had in the North East.

“And we would like the military and security agencies to take notice of this before it goes out of control,” he warned.

The governor also drew attention to the use of IEDs and mines in the state recently, adding that “we have been lucky and thanks to the police, we have been able to defuse many of the IEDs without loss of lives.”

He stressed that it shows “a movement from banditry to terrorism with expertise in making explosive devices. And again this is because Boko Haram and Ansaru elements have moved into the state.’’

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