Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai said that Nigerian security agencies need to be supported with superior weapons and not with prayers.
El-Rufai stated this on Monday during a town hall meeting organised by the National Security Adviser (NSA), which had governors from the north-west region and traditional rulers in attendance.
He decried that bandits now have the audacity to attack the military men, noting that security is a collective responsibility and the number one priority of the government.
“This town hall meeting is not complete without other stakeholders because of the short notice. So, we agreed that this north-west be reconvened in the next two weeks. The date will be announced by the NSA and COAS,” he said.
“Bandits now have the audacity to attack the military men. Bandits have become vulgar. Those who are not informed believe nothing is being done to deal with them.
“We need to support our security agencies not with prayers, but with superior weapons. Security is a collective responsibility.
“All of us, the governors, are going round, talking with stakeholders to calm people down,” he said.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor El-Rufai had earlier lamented over the spate of insecurity in the country, saying that governors were helpless and frustrated.