A former Senior Particular Adviser to the Kebbi State Governor and an APC Chieftain, Sahabi Sani Sami has requested the federal authorities to query all promoters of dialogue with bandits, stressing that the strategy is unproductive in coping with Nigeria’s insecurity.
The lawyer, who faulted the requires amnesty for criminals, defined that because the worst hit by insecurity, Northwestern states should evaluation their carrot and stick strategy in tackling the scenario.
The APC Chieftain in a press assertion he signed, criticized Sheikh Gumi for evaluating killer bandits within the Northwest to militants within the South-south and requested the federal authorities to probe how the Sheikh found the placement of the bandits to the purpose of getting unrestricted entry to them.
Sami additionally condemned the insistent name for dialogue and amnesty for bandits by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, arguing that the technique has given the bandits extra morale.
He alleged quite than committing funds to advertise training and infrastructure in Zamfara, Matawalle was spending state sources on bandits, who he claims ‘‘will ultimately return to the forest to proceed inflicting extra mayhem’’.
‘‘Zamfara State is among the many educationally backward states and sadly, each the federal and state college feeding packages put in place to encourage enrolment has been placed on maintain’’ he decried.
Mr Sami warned the federal government to rein in Governor Matawalle from his bandits’ dialogue scheme according to the 2013 Terrorism Prevention Act.
He tasked the Nationwide Safety Adviser, the Division of State Providers (DSS), the Police and the Army to usher in all promoters of dialogue with bandits for questioning as their actions fall in need of the provisions of the structure.
‘‘Matawalle shouldn’t be solely selling dialogue with lawless people within the state but additionally persuading his colleagues in different Northwest and Northcentral states to undertake the coverage of dialogue with hoodlums, he stated.
The previous spokesperson who additionally hinted on the challenges of unlawful mining in Zamfara tasked the federal authorities to watch the no-fly order instituted within the state.
‘‘President Buhari shouldn’t be correctly briefed on the safety scenario in Zamfara, particularly because it considerations unlawful mining actions’.
‘‘A decisive motion should be taken to cease unlawful mining within the state, which has continued regardless of the ban of each authorized and unlawful mining in Zamfara State and the no-fly zone declared by the Federal Authorities must be revisited,’’ he suggested.