Investigation Shows Links Between Boko Haram, Bandits And Some Military, Police Officers, Says Governor El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna State Governor, has disclosed that investigation revealed some serving police and military officers have links with bandits terrorising the state and others.

El-Rufai spoke on Thursday during the weekly briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Media Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He, however, added that there was still a lot of work to be done to have concrete evidence to support the report of the investigation, Daily Post reports.

He said, “We’re concerned and it’s not impossible to have infiltrators.

“As I alluded to when I was answering this question, the preliminary report of (investigation into) Boko Haram financing also showed some links to bandits and pointed to some police and military officers in service as having some communication or connection with the bandits.

“So, there’s always that risks, in any system you have traitors and we are concerned about that. But till date, we don’t have any firm evidence of that. I think a lot more work needs to be done.”

The governor said there is an urgent need for the government to block the financing and logistics chain of the bandits, saying the criminal gangs are making enough money to destabilise Nigeria.

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