Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State has said his Kaduna counterpart, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, is either misunderstood or ill-informed on the insecurity affecting the north.
In an interview with BBC, El-Rufai had said the lack of synergy on how to tackle banditry is fuelling it.
But speaking on Radio France International on Thursday, Ganduje said he once spoke with El-Rufai and the governor of Bauchi State on how to tackle insecurity.
He said he initiated the conversation based on the advice of security agents on how Falgore forest in Kano could be made safe for the benefits of other states.
Ganduje said Bauchi and Kaduna governments sent representatives to a meeting where insecurity was discussed and strategies adopted, wondering what prompted El-Rufai’s remark.
“First of all. the talk about lack of synergy, I don’t see where this statement is coming from. Security agents advised us that Kano, Kaduna and Bauchi should send representatives to Kano to discuss how to address issues in Falgoare forest and see how bandits are checked from using it.