- NSCDC commandant general Ahmed Audi has lifted the lid on bandits operating in the country
- Audi made serious allegations on Wednesday, March 17, in Abuja, the nation's capital
- According to him, international sponsors have a hand in the issue of banditry in Nigeria
Ahmed Audi, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) commandant general has alleged that the bandits operating in the country have international sponsors.
Channels TV reports that Audi made the accusation during the training workshop for state commandants of the NSCDC in Abuja on Wednesday, March 17.
According to the boss, Nigeria is currently facing an asymmetric war that requires inter-agency collaboration among security agencies.
While noting that the bandits are serious, Audi noted that everyone needs to come together to win the war against banditry.
He however assured that the NSCDC is working hard to rid the country of the increased violence.
Legit.ng recalls that Obadiah Mailafia, the former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 presidential election, is of the opinion that some foreign powers are behind the bandits.
He alleged that many of the bandits terrorising the country were sponsored by the same people who wanted former president, Goodluck Jonathan, out of power at all cost.
The ex-CBN deputy governor made the claim during an interview with The Punch on Thursday, February 25.
The Nigerian president at a security meeting on Thursday, February 25, said his administration will deal decisively with bandits, kidnappers, and insurgents.
Buhari who was represented by his chief of staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, at a meeting said it is time to treat criminals as criminals and stop ethnic profiling.
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