Presidency hints Nigerians on Bandits spreading to South West

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Presidency hints Nigerians on Bandits spreading to South West

During his speech at the Federal and States Security Administrator’s meeting at Jalingo. Dr Amina Shamaki, Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), raised the alert.

She warned Nigerians to be on guard as bandits flee to other states after the security agents in Katsina and Zamfara launched counter-attacks.

The Permanent Secretary also called upon security operators not to change their plans.

Presidency hints Nigerians on Bandits spreading to South West

Presidency hints Nigerians on Bandits spreading to South West

Shamaki said: “The massive November of armed bandits is an indication that those unrepentant bandits are making efforts to escalate the menace to other areas.

“We appeal to other states across the country to dialogue with repentant bandits just like Zamfara as the north-central and south-west states have started experiencing upsurge in kidnap incidents.

“Fleeing bandits could be behind the crime in the mentioned regions.

“Governors need to critical examine the peace initiative in such a way that would prevent the of bandits from one area to another with relative ease.

“Security agencies should intensify efforts aimed at degrading the capacity of armed bandits and deny them freedom of movement and action.”

The permanent secretary further commended both the governor of Taraba and Benue for bringing a lasting solution to Tiv/Jukun crisis in Taraba State.

Shamaki also advised other governors to support the Federal Government in its resolve to address the menance of communual clashes in other parts of the country.

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