Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has expressed that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai lacked understanding of security issues.
El-Rufai had recently said on BBC Hausa service that North West governors are not on the same page concerning the security challenges affecting the region.
However, speaking on Radio France International on Thursday, Ganduje faulted the comment made by El-Rufai.
He stated that El-rufai does not understand the security efforts put in place by the governors of the area.
Ganduje said security agencies in the country had advised Kano, Kaduna, and Bauchi States to collaborate and check security challenges in the notorious Falgore forest in Tudun Wada and Doguwa LGAs of Kano state.
The governor stated,
“The issue of lack of synergy does not arise in this context, because security agencies have advised us to come and meet with Kano, Kaduna and Bauchi states to see how the activities of bandits in the Falgore forest can be contained.
“I intimated both governors of Kaduna and Bauchi. Both have sent their delegations.
“There was the issue of funds. Kano, Kaduna and Bauchi states have all donated their funds and the exercise was eventually successful.
“The way I see it, the governor (El-Rufai) did not understand security issues well because the security situation depends on the nature of a state. For instance, no matter how we strongly collaborate as governors, how should we check ethnic clashes in Kaduna? How should we check religious differences in Kaduna? You see, this is a problem that can only be checked by the Kaduna State Government itself.
“Therefore, any security issue in a state depends on the efforts of the state government, the federal government, the security agencies and the people of the state,” he said in part.