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‘I swear to God’: We’ll deploy foreign mercenaries against bandits if… — el-Rufai

Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai has vowed that if the federal government fails to effectively tackle the insecurity issue in the state, his government will deploy foreign mercenaries.

El-Rufai stated this when he spoke with journalists shortly after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent killings in the state including Monday’s bomb explosion on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line which claimed nine lives with a yet-to-be known number of people abducted, said state governors will have no choice but to take action to protect the lives and properties of their people.

Speaking in Hausa, El-Rufai said: “I have complained to Mr president and I swear to God, if action is not taken, we as governors will take actions to protect the lives of our people.

“If it means deploying foreign mercenaries to come and do the work, we will do it to address these challenges.”

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