Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai has expressed worries about the emergence of insurgents and their enclaves in Birnin Gwari and Chukun Local Government Areas of the state. He listed the insurgents to those belonging to Boko Haram and Ansaru.
El Rufai raised the concerns after the presentation of the Kaduna State Security Incident Report for the first quarter of 2022. He also expressed worry at the increasing use of Improvised Explosive Devices IEDs in the state, which he said suggested that terrorists had moved into Kaduna State.
He noted that the debriefing on the Abuja-Kaduna train attack of March 28 indicated that the terrorists were planning to relocate to Kaduna.
The governor stressed that insecurity has moved from the Northeast to the Northwest.
El-Rufai thanked the police for ensuring that many IEDCs and mines found in Kaduna State were defused without loss of lives.
He also lamented the high rate of drug abuse in Kaduna State and commended the NDLEA, traditional leaders and community leaders for efforts at curtailing the scourge.