Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called for the clampdown on Boko Haram insurgents and bandits terrorising the North and the country in general.
Speaking at the town hall meeting on national security hosted by the Ministry of Information and Culture in Kaduna on Thursday, the governor asked security agencies to wipe the criminals.
El-Rufai stressed the current security situation calls for the restructuring of the country, adding that the move will curb the rising insecurity in the nation.
The governor also joined the call for the decentralisation of the police, saying that the time has come for state police.
El-rufai asked the federal government to decentralise the management and ownership of mineral resources.
The governor also urged the judiciary to Fastrack the long duration of prosecution in order to encourage the current security situation.
According to the governor, bandits and criminals prefer being taken to court as they have believed they will soon be freed.
Also speaking, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said insecurity and its manifestations pose dangerous threats to the unity and continued existence as one indivisible nation.
Mohammed, who led the Federal Government delegation to Kaduna, also called for consensus among elites to work out solutions.