Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says his Kaduna state counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai, didn’t understand or he is ill-informed on the insecurity affecting the north.
Ganduje said this in an interview with Radio France International on Thursday.
El-Rufai has said that what was needed to end banditry is a coordinated approach by the northern governors, and not negotiation with bandits.
But Ganduje said he doesn’t understand the lack of synergy El-Rufai was talking about, because he (El-Rufai) and the governor of Bauchi state once sent representatives to Kano where they discussed strategic approach to adopt to end insecurity, especially as regards the falgore forest, based on advice of security agencies.
“To me, I think he (el-Rufai) doesn’t understand the issue very well. Because every security challenge depends on its peculiarity. No matter our cooperation, how we tackle insecurity differs,” Gnaduje said.
“In Kaduna, there are ethnic and religious issues. This is Kaduna’s issue, every security challenge in each state depends on the efforts of the state and security agents with its people.”