Kaduna: My govt spent N16bn on security in 5 years – El-Rufai
Says funds could've been used for devtal projects if residents chose path of peace
The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, says his administration has spent at least N16 billion on security in the last five years.
El-Rufai, who made the disclosure at a meeting with the Council of Emirs and Chiefs, on Tuesday in Kaduna, explained that the funds were used to support security agencies and acquire technology and infrastructure to fight insecurity in the state.
The governor noted that the money would have gone into developmental projects if the people had chosen to live in peace.
He, therefore, called on all the traditional rulers to help persuade people to choose to live peacefully and address misleading narratives on current communal conflicts in part of the state.