Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has renewed his call that security forces should bomb bandits out of existence, The Nation reported.
The governor called for air and ground bombing of the forests, as well as standby ground troops to kill anyone who escapes from the bush.
El-Rufai made the remark when he paid a condolence visit to Giwa local government area where several communities had been under bandit attacks in the last 5 days.
According to him, more people are being killed and displaced in the northeast, adding that nothing should stop security agencies from taking extreme actions against bandits.
He explained that the decision to call for the bombing to wipe out the bandits was a result of some forests in Giwa and other parts of the state that have ungoverned spaces.
Meanwhile, the governor of Kaduna state said if the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government fails to tackle terrorism foreign mercenaries would be brought to fight terrorists hibernating in forests areas, Daily Trust added.
El-Rufai made the threat after briefing the president on the recent killings in Kaduna state including the recent bomb explosion on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.
Speaking of solutions to the security challenges at his scheduled meeting with Buhari on Friday, April 1, El-Rufai said governors will have no choice but to take action to protect the lives and properties of their people.