Amotekun With Firearms Can’t Face Bandits – El-Rufai Tackles Akeredolu, Others

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The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, said local security outfits are not competent enough to possess firearms to face bandits.

Amotekun With Firearms Can't Face Bandits - El-Rufai Tackles Akeredolu, Others
Governor Nasir El-Rufai

He said this on Thursday while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television program.

It could be recalled that on On September 22, Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, notified the federal government of his intention to procure arms for operatives of Amotekun.

Commenting on this El-Rufai described the Ondo’s governor’s plan as a simplistic approach to combating bandits.

He said the vigilantes are no match for the “sophisticated” non-state actors.

“Local security networks can only provide local intelligence. They do not have the firearms to face these guys [bandits],” he said.

“These guys sometimes even rout the military. So, people are speaking simplistically when they say ‘I want to get an AK-47 for my Amotekun. You don’t know what you’re dealing with.

“We know. These guys are very well-armed. They are getting arms that are sophisticated. Sometimes they outgun the military.

“Those vigilantes are not up to scratch.”

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