Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the state government has spent about N16 billion on security within the period of five years
El-Rufai said part of the “misleading narrative” on the current crisis in southern Kaduna is “the false claims of genocide and land grabbing”.
According to el-Rufai, the claim has no basis.
“As governor, I authorise any traditional ruler to please tell the media about any inch of land within their domain that has been forcibly grabbed or illegally occupied by anybody or group and I assure you that security agencies will be there the next day to flush them out,” he said.
“But as far as I know – and I receive security reports every morning, there is no such incidence that the state government is aware of.
“But we don’t know everything, you know more than us because you are closer to the communities, so please report where indigenous people have been displaced by bandits or anyone else.”
“To make this sustainable, we call on the traditional institution to collaborate with the security agencies to expose and report criminals in their communities,” he said.