Bandits should be treated as criminals – Buhari

President Buhari have said bandits who are killing and kidnapping innocent Nigerians, are criminals and should be treated as such.

Buhari, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, stated this on Thursday at a security meeting in Kaduna attended by  19 northern governors,  the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu;  Director General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar lll led traditional rulers from all parts of the north to the meeting.

The President,  through his chief of staff, said his regime  would continue to deal decisively with insurgents, bandits and  kidnappers.

He said, “This meeting is coming at a time when the nation is making steady progress in addressing the many challenges impeding development and progress.

“We are providing critical infrastructural facilities  such as roads, railways, airports, among others, which are critical to economic prosperity of our people as well as opening up economic opportunities for our citizens to pursue legitimate aspirations that grow the economy.

“At the same time, we are confronting the various dimensions of security challenges that continue to slow down the emancipation of our people from poverty and economic deprivation.

“The government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals that constitute  threat to innocent citizens across the country.

“Criminals are criminals and should be dealt with accordingly without resorting to ethnic profiling. I have already tasked the new 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.

 

 

– Punch

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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