Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has said he did not appoint anybody to negotiate with bandits on his or the government’s behalf.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday debunking a report in the media suggesting that the government had appointed representatives to interface with the bandits on its behalf.
To this end, the State government said there was nothing like that, saying “the position of the Kaduna State government remains the same”, adding that anyone found negotiating on behalf of the government would be arrested and prosecuted.
It said the citizens of the state should not hesitate to report any person posing as government officials or negotiators to the Kaduna State security operatives.
It also said such information should be channelled to the following GSM 09034000060, 08170189999 and email email@example.com.