Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Training has condemned calls searching for sympathy and love for bandits.
Recall that well-liked Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, had talked about that bandits are peaceable individuals and victims of circumstances who have been pressured into criminality.
The Islamic instructor had known as for a extra lenient strategy to the bandits, including that attacking them brings out the ‘monster’ in them.
However Ezekwesili, reacting, described the requires Nigerians to indicate like to bandits as an insult to the sensibilities of Nigerians.
On her Twitter web page, the previous minister wrote: “ One thing is noxiously off round right here.
“What’s with all this ratcheting up of choruses asking traumatized residents to “present love and sing Kumbaya” for rebranded terrorists now known as ‘bandits’ by their sympathizers?
“Please cease insulting our sensibilities. Please cease it!
Just lately, Banditry has been on the rampage in states like Niger, Katsina and a few components of the North.
Recall that about 41 individuals together with college students and workers of Authorities Science School, GSC, in Kagara have been not too long ago kidnapped by bandits.
A number of different harmless residents have been butchered, maimed and killed in assaults on villages by the armed bandits, whom Sheikh Gumi intercedes for.