Why FG Should Be Ruthless with Bandits, Prominent APC Senator Reveals
- Nigerian senator, Mohammed Sani Musa, has sent a strong message to the federal government
- The APC lawmaker called on the federal government to be very brutal in dealing with bandits, noting that they are spreading
- The APC chieftain added that security situation in the past months has gone from bad to worse in his constituency
FCT, Abuja - Mohammed Sani Musa, a senator representing Niger east, says the federal government needs to be “very ruthless” with bandits.
The Cable reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator made this disclosure on Wednesday, September 29, during an interview.
Concerning how things have fared in his constituency and Niger, the lawmaker said the state experienced relative peace for a while but the situation has now worsened.
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“In the last six months, it was very bad. Not until when the new service chiefs came and there was some kind of action, different from what they were doing before. And we had some kind of peace for some time, until now, when the terrorists all went back.
“It seems they all went back to Zamfara, which seems to be the epicentre of it. So, when they all went back to Zamfara, and the government decided to hit them in Zamfara, they’re now spreading. We had some peace in the last two months, but now, they’re back and they’re very ruthless. So, we also want the government to be very ruthless with them.”
Meanwhile, the Senate president Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Farouq Yahaya, have urged Nigerians to support the federal government in the fight against bandits, terrorists and kidnappers, a report by Vanguard stated.
They urged Nigerians to see the security challenges presently confronting the country as a national issue rather than ethnic one which needs a collective efforts to defeat.
NSCDC Boss: Criminals have informants among security operatives
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, said some security personnel serve as informants to criminals.
The CG stated this at the stakeholders’ summit on the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure in Abuja, on Tuesday, September 28.
The boss of the NSCDC noted that some personnel in the various security agencies give vital information to criminal elements.
Falana to Buhari: 70 soldiers convicted of mutiny deserve pardon
Earlier, human rights lawyer, Chief Femi Falana, has written to president Muhammadu Buhari urging him to pardon 70 convicted Nigerian soldiers.
Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, defended 58 of the 70 soldiers after they were dismissed by a general court-martial and convicted between 2013 and 2014.
Legit.ng gathered that he faulted the court martial for refusing to appreciate that the demand for weapons by the soldiers was justified under section 179 of the Armed Forces Act, (Cap A20) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.