Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has said that the security challenges confronting Nigeria could be fixed within 17 months.
He made this known during an interview with Arise TV on Saturday.
According to the governor, insecurity is affecting the rating of the regime of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
Fayemi also noted that security chiefs in the country know what to do to end banditry and other security challenges in the country.
He explained that not ending the security challenges within 17 months may mean that some people are benefitting from the “war economy”.
He said, “If we can destroy that monster of insecurity, the opinion in the country will change dramatically. If we decide to go after these people without too much attachment to human rights and issues that may come up from the international communities. these people are not ghosts,” he said.
“We know where the bandits are, so we can neutralise them and then begin to have the opportunity. It may not be completely finished under this government, but you can do that part of it under this administration.
“Neutralise all these elements that are responsible for the chaos that they have thrown our nation into. Unless there are people within the security institutions who are benefiting from the war economy itself, there is no question that they know what to do and we can fix it in 17 months.”