Saturday, 3 December 2016

“Boko Haram Relocating To Kano” –Governor Ganduje

ABDULLAHI Ganduje, Governor of Kano
State on Friday briefed President
Muhammadu Buhari on emerging security
challenges in the state occasioned by
increasing influx of Boko Haram
insurgents into Falgore forest in the state.
Ganduje was reacting to questions from
State House correspondents after a closed
door meeting with President Muhammadu
Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said: “I came to brief Mr. President on
the security situation in Kano, especially on
the fallout from the North Eastern part of
this country in which some of the Boko
Haram (insurgents) kidnappers will like to
dominate Falgore where they will be
operating to other parts of the North
Western part of the country.
“So, the security agencies are working very
hard and a lot of arrest had been made.
“Investigation is going on.
“We will not allow them to dominate Kano
and to make it as a launching pad.
“Certainly, we expect if they are
dismantled from the North East part of this
country, they will find another location
and Kano being an older city, is an
attractive place for such elements to come
in.”
According to Ganduje, security agencies
have apprehended three persons believed
to be leaders of the criminal group.
The governor, who is the Chairman of the
All Progressives Congress’ Technical
Committee on Rivers State by-elections,
expressed optimism that all the APC
candidates would emerge victorious in the
exercise.
He said the APC would ensure a free and
fair election in the state.
He said: “We have fresh ideas even though
the environment in Rivers is quiet
different.
“We are consulting, we are coordinating
and this time around, like in Ondo State,
we must ensure free and fair election.
“You know in that part of the country,
having free and fair election is not normal
and we must make it normal this time
around.
“We must make sure that there is security
so that people can come out and vote and
vote the person they like.
“That is our main preoccupation at the
moment.
“We are making wider consultations with
stakeholders and we believe we will
succeed.”

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