The Northern Elders for Peace and Improvement, has thrown his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s warning in opposition to paying ransom to bandits.
The elders urged Northern governors to undertake Buhari’s stance to not pay ransom to bandits.
In an announcement by their Nationwide Coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni, the elders additionally warned in opposition to granting amnesty to terrorists.
The group identified that paying ransom and negotiation with bandits have been two main elements behind the elevated actions of banditry and terrorism within the nation.
In accordance with the elders, cash meant for amnesty and negotiation ought to be utilized in procuring applied sciences that may help the battle in opposition to insecurity.
The Northern elders appealled to all of the Northern governors “to undertake Mr President’s place on no negotiation and amnesty for the bandits.
“We advise that they need to use the cash for the supposed amnesty programme, ransom and negotiations to amass state-of-the-art know-how with a view to ending insecurity on our land as soon as and for all.”
Bandits: Undertake Buhari’s stance, don’t pay ransom – Northern elders to govs