PDP chieftain accuses FG of treating bandits, terrorists with kids gloves

PDP chieftain accuses FG of treating bandits, terrorists with kids gloves

- An opposition party chieftain has taken the federal government to the cleaners on the way it has been handling banditry in northern Nigeria

- Anietie Okon, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, says the reactions of the government so far on the issue has been nothing to write home about

- Okon accused the government of focusing more on the southeast than the north ravaged by terrorists and bandits

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anietie Okon, has berated the federal government over the way it has been handling bandits and terrorists in the country, describing its response as unsatisfactory.

Okon, a former senator from Akwa Ibom state, wondered why the federal government descended on agitators in the south-east with full military might, instead of deploying its might on the terrorists.

PDP chieftain accuses FG of treating bandits, terrorists with kids gloves
A PDP chieftain has accused the Buhari's government of treating bandits and terrorists with kids' gloves. Photo credit: @MBuhari
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The pioneer publicity and organising secretary of the PDP told The Guardian:

“It is unfortunate that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been treating insurgents and bandits with kid gloves, leaving them to operate freely in some parts of the north daily tormenting and dehumanising Nigerians.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has issued a stern warning to an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, against making comments to disparage its name.

A statement from the Army on Monday, March 8 seen by Legit.ng, cautioned the controversial cleric against maligning its image, noting that deployment of soldiers for national assignments is not made due to religious considerations.

The Army's statement was in reaction to a viral video showing Gumi blaming non-Muslim soldiers for the attacks on bandits.

Recall that Gumi recently urged the federal government to extend what he called blanket amnesty to the bandits.

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Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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