Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has pledged that massive security measures would be deployed to curb insecurity in order to protect farmers and avoid disruptions to farming activities.
Over the last few weeks, reports of persistent banditry attacks in the northern part of Nigeria has raised fears among farmers.
El-Rufai who vowed to clamp down on the suspects perpetrating the attacks on communities in the state, said that his government would “continue to make our farms safe for our people.”
He made the pledge to farmers while flagging off the distribution of inputs, anchored by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Kaduna and led by Agric Minister, Alhaji Sabo Nanono.
On the strategies to be deployed, El-Rufai said the government would work with security operatives in the state to clap back on the attacks, adding that it will not negotiate with bandits.
He added that his administration would protect citizens of the state and return normalcy in Local Government Areas such as Igabi, Giwa, Birnin Gwari, Kajuru and Chuku.
“We are going to wipe them out by the grace of God, through the combined operations of the Nigerian Air Force, Army, and Police,” the governor assured.
El-Rufai also hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his policies in the agriculture sector. He said Nigeria was well on its way to achieving self-sufficiency in food production.
The governor also extended his regards to the Ministry of Agriculture for ensuring that Nigeria depended on homegrown food production amid the COVID-19 pandemic.