Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said the only way to end banditry in Nigeria was for the military to kill them all.
El-Rufai said the military should storm forests where bandits stay and bomb the whole place, thereby eliminating them.
He spoke at a dialogue tagged: “Financing Safe Schools: Creating Safe Learning Communities” in Abuja, yesterday.
El-Rufai said both land and air powers were needed to confront bandits.
“We need the combination of airpower, and we need troops on the ground augmented by local expertise and knowledge.
“We need just one, two, three months operation to just try to kill all the bandits. It’s the only way to stop this. So long as these bandits are being paid, it’ll remain a business.
So the only option that we have is to ensure that we kill them all. What you see is the coordinated action with air power, use of drones,” he added.