Kaduna State Government, on Sunday, said it has not appointed any intermediaries to negotiate with bandits
This was contained in a statement which was issued by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for Internal security and Home Affairs, .
He said “The attention of the Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been drawn to reports in the media that it has appointed representatives to interface with bandits on its behalf.”
“The Kaduna State Government hereby clarifies firmly that such intermediaries have never been appointed.
“The position of the Kaduna State Government remains the same: the Government will not negotiate with or pay ransoms to bandits. Any person who claims to do so in any capacity, if found, will be prosecuted accordingly.”
“Citizens are urged to report the details of any persons posing as official government negotiators to the Kaduna State Security Operations,” the statement added.