- Popular activist, Shehu Sani has said attacks by bandits persist despite past negotiations with the outlaws
- Sani, a former senator, made the statement in a tweet on Monday, June 22
- The activist explained that bandits are cluster groups without a central leadership
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Popular activist, Shehu Sani, has explained why attacks by bandits in the northern parts of the country persist despite negotiations with the attackers.
The former senator in a tweet on Monday, June 22, said there were three reasons why negotiations have not stopped attacks by bandits.
The first reason adduced by Sani is that bandits are cluster groups without a central leadership.
Another point noted by the activist is that bandits are motivated by money and can only be sustained by money.
According to Sani, a third reason is that bandits are transnational gangs that operate without respect or recognition for any laws or government.
Meanwhile, a security expert and public affairs commentator, Terrence Kuanum, has attributed the incessant cases of violence and bandit attacks in parts of northern Nigeria to the activities of failed politicians.
Kuanum said these politicians are only focused on painting the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in a bad light.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, June 21, Kuanum said information available to him indicates that most of the cases of violence and banditry in northern Nigeria are politically motivated.
He said these criminal activities are sponsored by those who contested and lost against the ruling party in recent elections.
According to him, the failed politicians believe that by sponsoring violence and other acts of criminality they would be de-marketing the Buhari presidency so as to put them in power instead of contesting in 2023.
Kuanum said information at his disposal indicates that many of the failed politicians are not happy with the gains made by the military against insurgents and criminals in recent times.
In another report, the residents of the Mazoji and Sarkin Fulani Fafu village have been thrown into mourning following the murder of the village head, Malam Dikko Usman, by men suspected to be bandits.
Late Usman was reportedly murdered on Friday evening, June 12, in his residence in Mazoji ward in Matazu local government area in Katsina state, Daily Trust report.
Legit.ng gathered that suspected armed bandits turned the village into commotion as they headed to the residence of the late village head and killed him.
The late traditional ruler, until his death, worked with the dental department at Kankia General hospital.
Usman's brother confirmed the incident on Saturday, June 13, saying the late traditional ruler had unknowingly sheltered the suspected bandits.
The attack that led to his murder came barely two weeks after suspected armed bandits invaded Yantumaki village in Danmusa Local government area of Katsina state and killed the district head, Abubakar Atiku Maidabino.
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