He came out recently to say he does not plan to negotiate with terrorists in any form or manner.
El Rufai, who spoke after Sunday night’s killing of more than fifty people in Giwa and Igabi Local Government Areas by bandit, visited the invaded communities which include Kerewa, Ungwan Musa and Zariyawa among others.
He added that if not for the intervention by security personnel on land and in the air, the attack could’ve been worse.
A recent statement from his government read, “Nasir El Rufai has visited the invaded communities which include Kerewa, Ungwan Musa and Zariyawa among others.
“He says but for the intervention by security personnel on land and in the air, the situation would have been worse.
“El Rufai says his government is not and will never negotiate with bandits. He advocates their prompt elimination when they are identified. The locals say the bandits came on Sunday morning heavily armed.”
On the attack, an eyewitness said, “What happened was unprecedented. We have never seen that kind of horror in our lives. These killers are Boko Haram. They stormed our village killing indiscriminately, they spared nobody. The young, the old, even Almajiris were not spared.
“They continued to shoot people, setting fire on the dead and on property. It was extremely horrific!
“They went from one room to the other, a man and his children were killed, even new born babies. “We have over 50 dead now, we are yet to bury them. It will take hours to bury the dead. We are appealing to the Federal Government to please, pay attention to the situation in Igabi Local Government Area, especially Igabi West.
“This situation is beyond their power, they will do nothing, President Buhari should come to our rescue. Please deploy security agents that can do this work. Those earlier stationed here never stayed.
“We all must die one day and returned to Almighty Allah. Even the bandits were saying so. The government should fear Allah. We are in a terrible situation. If we start this funeral now, we will not finish till midnight. We saw a plane, but it just passed like it was flying to Makkah. These killers are not just bandits, they are Boko Haram, they did not steal anything, they just killed and burnt peoples’ belongings.”
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