The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has renewed his appeal to the Federal Government to create a North-West Theatre Command to tackle insecurity in the zone.
This was as the governor noted that the insurgency in the north-western part of the country was more serious than that of the North-East which had over the years been ravaged by the activities of Boko Haram.
El-Rufai warned that the current wave of insurgency in the North-West which comprised seven states, if not tackled, “presents a clear danger to the holding of the 2023 elections and census if not nipped in the bud now.’’
The governor noted that the proposed Theatre Command would enhance the “coordination of the resources of the Armed Forces, the Police, the SSS, our respective State Vigilance Services, hunters, and other local volunteers to fight the insurgents.”
El-Rufai spoke at the Internal Security and Home Affairs Ministry’s presentation of Security Reports for the second and third quarters of 2022, held at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, on Friday.