‘State Governments Must Review Their Policy Of Rewarding Bandits With Money And Vehicles’-President Buhari Reacts To Current Situation Of Bandits Attacks

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Nigerian President Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the current situation of massive bandits attack in the northern part of the country.

According to him, the government will not succumb to the blackmail by the bandits for extorting huge money from the government.

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He also continues to warn the bandits not to mistake their respect for humanity to torture innocents souls in the name demanding huge somes of money.

He has therefore advised various government to review their policies they have in place to compensate the bandits in the country.

In a tweet, he said

Let me say this again: We will not succumb to blackmail by bandits and criminals who target innocent school students in the expectation of huge ransom payments. Let bandits, kidnappers, and terrorists not entertain any illusions that they are more powerful than the government.

They shouldn’t mistake our restraint for the humanitarian goals of protecting innocent lives as a weakness or a sign of fear or resolution. Our primary objective is to get all the school hostages safe, alive and unharmed.

A hostage crisis is a complex situation that requires maximum patience in order to protect the victims from physical harm or even brutal death at the hands of their captors.

We have the capacity to deploy massive force against the bandits in the villages where they operate, but our limitation is the fear of heavy casualties of innocent villagers and hostages who might be used as human shields by the bandits.

State Governments must review their policy of rewarding bandits with money and vehicles. Such a policy has the potential to backfire with disastrous consequences. States and Local Governments must also play their part by being proactive in improving security in & around schools.

Source: thedistin.com