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How FG Went From Threatening To ‘Crush’ Bandits To Begging Them

Published by on May 10th, 2021.



How FG Went From Threatening To ‘Crush’ Bandits To Begging Them


In recent months, bandits have initiated a series of attacks and kidnappings in various states, making governance difficult for those in power and heightening the degree of insecurity in the country.

How FG Went From Threatening To ‘Crush’ Bandits To Begging Them

Students of secondary and tertiary levels of education have become the major victims of these acts of banditry.Some of the schools which have witnessed attacks in the past few months include Government Science College, Kagara in Niger; Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara; Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation and Greenfield University, both in Kaduna; and recently, Abia State University.

Only three months ago, the presidency was threatening to crush the bandits behind the attacks and their sponsors, saying they can be defeated by the country’s security outfits but in recent days, that hard stance appears to have softened.

TheCable chronicles how the presidency went from issuing threats to appealing to the better nature of bandits.

FEBRUARY 25: BUHARI SAYS BANDITS WILL BE DEALT WITH

In his address at the joint security meeting of the Northern State Governors’ Forum and traditional rulers on February 25, Buhari warned that his administration will deal with bandits.

The president said he had directed service chiefs “to devise new strategies that will end this ugly situation where the lives of our people continue to be threatened by hoodlums and criminals”.

“The governmnt shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals who constitute a threat to innocent citizens across the country. Criminals are criminals and should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling.”

FEBRUARY 26: BUHARI SAYS BANDITS AREN’T TOO STRONG TO BE DEFEATED

A day after the security meeting, Buhari warned that bandits are not too strong to be defeated.The president made the remark following the abduction of schoolgirls from GGSS Jangebe.

“Let them (bandits) not entertain any illusions that they are more powerful than the government. They shouldn’t mistake our restraint for the humanitarian goals of protecting innocent lives as a weakness or a sign of fear or irresolution,” the president said.

MARCH 30: BUHARI ORDERS SERVICE CHIEFS TO TAKE OUT BANDITS, THEIR SPONSORS

In March, Buhari, as quoted by Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser (NSA), called for a proactive approach in dealing with bandits.The president directed service chiefs to take out bandits and their sponsors to boost the confidence of the people.

“Mr president has made it very clear to both the intelligence and operational elements that the first assignment will be to identify the leaders of these bandits, kidnappers and take them out, in order to restore confidence in those areas,” Monguno said.

“Mr president has said that he will no longer tolerate a situation whereby bandits and kidnappers are the ones dictating the pace and setting the tone and he will not also condone a situation in which our own operations are reactionary rather than being proactive.”

APRIL 23: BUHARI SAYS FG HAS CAPACITY TO CRUSH BANDITS

On April 22, TheCable reported that more than 25 people were killed in attacks on Gobirawa, Rini, Gora, and Madoti Dankule in Bakura and Maradun LGAs in Zamfara state.

Reacting to the incident, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying that his administration has the capacity to crush bandits.
Only three months ago, the presidency was threatening to crush the bandits behind the attacks and their sponsors, saying they can be defeated by the country’s security outfits but in recent days, that hard stance appears to have softened.

MAY 5: BUHARI SHIFTS FROM THREATS TO APPEAL

Following the release of 27 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, the president appealed to bandits to ensure the release of other kidnapped students.The students gained their freedom on Thursday, over one month after they were abducted.

The presidential spokesman, in a statement, said: “The President appeals for the release of the students of the Greenfield University and all other citizens held in captivity, expressing the strong determination of his administration to ensure that Nigerians lived in a country where everyone can move where they want, when they want without the fear of kidnapping and banditry.”

What necessitated the softened tone and “appeal” to criminals is a question that has left many Nigerians scratching their heads.

Source:- The Cable

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