Most bandits, criminal herdsmen not Nigerians – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Authorities has stated a lot of the bandits and felony herdsmen terrorising the nation are usually not Nigerians.

Minister of Data, Lai Mohammed spoke on Channels Tv programme, Dawn Each day’.

He disclosed that the federal government is working in direction of the modification of ECOWAS Protocols on the free motion of human and cattle inside international locations.

Mohammed defined that scrutiny at land borders was relaxed on account of regional settlement.

“The ECOWAS Protocols permits trans-human motion between all of the ECOWAS international locations. That’s the reason we’re pondering of critically reviewing the ECOWAS Protocols in that respect.

“What we discover out at this time is that numerous criminalities have been launched by way of the herdsmen and trans-human,’’ he stated.

The minister added that felony herdsmen and bandits have entry to stylish weapons.

He cited the proliferation and smuggling of small arms and light-weight weapons throughout the sub-region.

“The difficulty of smuggling of small and light-weight arms may be very critical and it has to do with border management”, Mohammed stated.

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