- The federal government has been advised to employ sly methods in dealing with bandits
- The advice was given by Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker in Kaduna
- Sani said the government should infiltrate the criminals' gangs through informants
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For Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna Central, infiltration is the best way to always be many steps ahead of bandits and their accomplices in the north.
On his Twitter page on Tuesday, March 16, Sani said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government must be proactive in dealing with the hardened criminals.
He suggested to the government to devise ways of paying and engaging informants who work with the bandits.
The former lawmaker is certain this two-fold strategy will yield desired results if the government is not willing to engage the criminals or pay them ransoms.
"If the government does not want to negotiate with the bandits or pay ransoms to them, it must devise ways of engaging and paying Informants from among them. Infiltration is the key."
Meanwhile, Sani had reacted to the recent kidnap of some pupils and teachers from a UBE primary school at Rama in the Birnin-Gwari local government area (LGA) of the state.
Sani in a tweet on Monday, March 15, called for God's help following the latest kidnap incident in Kaduna.
Earlier, the Kaduna state government had confirmed the abduction of pupils and teachers in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state on Monday, March 15.
This was contained in a statement released by the state's commissioner of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
The statement cites preliminary reports as indicating that the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the local government area.
Also, an attempt to abduct students of Turkish International Secondary School, Rigachikun, Kaduna, had been foiled by troops of 1 Division in the state, the Nigerian army has confirmed.
Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, director army public relations made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, March 12.
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