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Negotiating With Bandits Is An Acceptance Of Failure, Says Federal Lawmaker

The Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Mr Adejoro Adeogun.


The Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Mr Adejoro Adeogun, says faulted the Katsina State Government over granting amnesty to bandits within the state.

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari had on August 1, 2019 granted amnesty to cattle rustlers and armed bandits have been granted amnesty as a part of measures to revive peace within the state.

But Adeogun, who was a visitor throughout Channels Television’s Politics Today on Sunday, stated granting amnesty to bandits or negotiating with them is an acceptance of failure.

“Negotiating with bandits or thinking of amnesty for bandits is actually an acceptance of failure. It is a vote of no confidence on the capability of the security forces that we actually have to sit down with criminals to negotiate,” he stated.

“Then that is the situation we have found ourselves and I think the governor of Katsina State was helpless and he took that measure.

“It has failed; it is not going to work. When you are offering amnesty, you offer amnesty to someone who has been defeated not someone who is saying I want to fight to die. I think we are adopting the wrong procedure.”

On the best way ahead, the lawmaker who represents Akoko South East/South West Federal Constituency within the House of Representatives requested the Federal Government to construct the capability of the nation’s armed forces to successfully sort out insecurity within the nation.

His remarks come two days after gunmen invaded Government Science Secondary School in Ƙanƙara Local Government Area of Katsina State, inflicting college students, lecturers, and workers members to flee for his or her lives.

Following the unlucky incident on Friday night time, Governor Masari confirmed that 300 and thirty-three college students had been nonetheless lacking.

The governor gave the determine when he obtained a Federal Government delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno on Sunday.

The governor who defined that the varsity has a inhabitants of 839 college students stated to this point, these kidnapped minimize throughout the state with the boarding college housing all kids from all components of the state and out of doors the state.

“Based on the available record we have, we are still searching for 333 students through either the forest or their parents to ascertain the actual number that has been kidnapped,” Governor Masari stated.

“We are still counting because more are coming out from the forest and we are calling through the numbers those parents that have phone numbers to find out whether or not their children have gone back home.

“We as a government we are yet to be contacted by any group or person responsible for the kidnap of the students.”

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