Governor Masari gives Reasons Bandits Prefer Nigeria for their Kidnapping Trade

Governor Masari gives Reasons Bandits Prefer Nigeria for their Kidnapping Trade

- Aminu Masari says kidnapping is flourishing in Nigeria because it is economical

- Also, the governor lambasted those criticising the APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari

- The Katsina governor insisted that things were terrible in Nigeria during Goodluck Jonathan's time as president

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Kidnapping is a lucrative trade in Nigeria according to Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari. He is of the opinion that the country is economically attractive to the criminals in the Sahel region of Africa.

The governor disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme.

Also, Masari who is the chairman of the North-West Governors’ Forum insisted that the security situation in the country has improved since the emergence of the All Progressives Congress government (APC) in 2015.

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Aminu Masari, says Nigeria is economically attractive to kidnappers in the Sahel region of Africa. Photo: @GovernorMasari
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He argued that before APC came on board, the situation was serious because people could not do basic things like going to church or go on a journey without multiple checkpoints.

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Going further, he lamented that there are some people who don't see anything good in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari despite the progress recorded.

He said:

“Let’s take 2015, you cannot go to the church, you cannot go to the mosque. If I travel from Kaduna to Abuja, it will take five hours, three of those hours are for checkpoints. I will meet nothing less than 30 checkpoints."

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Meanwhile, had reported that Governor Masari gave his opinion on the intervention of Ahmad Gumi on the banditry problem in the north and according to him, it was wrong.

According to the governor of Katsina state, the cleric should be preaching to the criminals to stop their evil ways and not advocating for them. He added that they need spiritual education more than anything else.

Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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