The report of a preliminary investigation conducted by the Kaduna State Government shows that some serving police and military officers are cooperating with bandits terrorizing parts of Kaduna State.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, said this yesterday, during the weekly briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Media Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
However, the governor conceded that the government is yet to have a clear evidence to back the report of the investigation, stressing that a lot of works still needed to be done.
He said, “We’re concerned and it’s not impossible to have infiltrators. As I alluded to when I was answering this question, the preliminary report of (investigation into) Boko Haram financing also showed some links to bandits and pointed to some police and military officers in service as having some communication or connection with the bandits.
“So, there’s always that risk, in any system you have traitors and we are concerned about that. But till date, we don’t have any firm evidence of that. I think a lot more work needs to be done”.
Governor Rufaí expressed strong concerns over the financing and logistics chain of the bloodthirsty bandits, stressing that the amount of money the bandits are making from ransom is enough to destabilize Nigeria.