No intermediaries appointed to negotiate with bandits – Gov El-Rufai

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…lnsisted he’ll not negotiate or pay ransoms

By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Kaduna state Governor Mall. Nasir el-rufai said he has not appointed any representatives to negotiate with bandits on his behalf, the state security update for Sunday 4th April 2021, has revealed.

He stated this in a release issued on weekend by the State internal security and Home Affairs commissioner Mr Samuel Aruwan

“The attention of the Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been drawn to reports in the media that it has appointed representatives to interface with bandits on its behalf.

“The Kaduna State Government hereby clarifies firmly that such intermediaries have never been appointed.

“The position of the Kaduna State Government remains the same: the Government will not negotiate with or pay ransoms to bandits. Any person who claims to do so in any capacity, if found, will be prosecuted accordingly.

“Citizens are urged to report the details of any persons posing as official government negotiators to the Kaduna State Security Operations Room on 09034000060 and 08170189999, or email”, the release stated.

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