President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday downplayed the potential for the Federal Authorities granting amnesty to criminals and bandits.
Buhari warned that his authorities would deal decisively with all types of criminality within the nation.
He spoke whereas declaring open a joint safety assembly of the Northern State Governors’ Discussion board, Northern Conventional Rulers Council and delegation from the Federal Authorities.
Represented by his Chief of Employees, Ibrahim Gambari, Buhari mentioned he has directed the safety chief to evolve technique on learn how to take care of all types of criminalities.
He mentioned: “I have to admire the efforts of the 19 Northern States Governors’ Discussion board for his or her contribution in the direction of nationwide development and improvement, particularly on this difficult interval in our nation’s being the place sure basic company existence must be frankly deliberated upon and actionable resolutions reached.
“On the identical time, we’re confronting the varied dimensions of safety challenges that proceed to decelerate the emancipation of our folks from poverty and financial deprivation. The Authorities shall proceed to take care of insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and different criminals who represent a risk to harmless residents throughout the nation.
“Criminals are criminals and must be handled accordingly, with out resorting to ethnic profiling. I’ve already tasked the brand new Service Chiefs to plot new methods that may finish this ugly state of affairs the place the lives of our folks proceed to be threatened by hoodlums and criminals.”
Buhari’s remark is coming at a time in style Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi had known as on the federal authorities to grant amnesty to bandits.
Gumi had defined that granting amnesty to bandits was higher than participating them in what he termed “operation fire-for-fire.”
He had additionally identified that amnesty to bandits would assist relax the tense insecurity state of affairs.
Buhari replies Gumi, says no amnesty for bandits, criminals