The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai has given reasons the Federal government can not handle Boko Haram and bandits like it handled the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Disclosing this in an interview with BBC Pidgin, on Friday morning, July 2, 2021, El-Rufai gave the reasons.
According to the governor, comparing IPOB with Boko Haram or Bandits is like “People comparing apples to oranges.”
He further stated explained that: “Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of IPOB, a proscribed organisation. He is identifiable, in constant communication and everyone knows where he is.
“Let’s take Boko Haram for instance. Shekau was in hiding and for the past 10 years and the military had been waging a war to get him.
“It is not like Shekau was in Saudi Arabia, sitting in one place, tweeting about the break up of Nigeria or asking Boko Haram to go and kill Helen and Nasir el-Rufai.
“Nnamdi Kanu is in one place while Shekau is waging guerrilla warfare. The insurgency is still going on and the Federal Government is not giving up.
“Regarding bandits, they are not centralised under one leadership. Who is the head of the bandits? Who is the equivanlent of Nmandi Kanu with banditry? Bandits are just collections of independent criminals. It is a business for them. It is not a case of Nigeria must break up.” El-Rufai said.