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Banditry in Nigeria can end within two weeks but the military lack the will – Gov Dauda Lawal

The Zamfara State Governor Dauda Lawal claims that the Nigerian military is capable of putting an end to the issue of banditry in the state, however, they lack the right attitude to fight against the menace...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶▶▶

He said this in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

According to him, the nonchalant attitude of the police and the military in combatting the bandits in the North-West is a significant issue.

Governor Lawal believes that there is a lot of political influence on the security issues in the state.

“We, as governors, don’t have control over the military, we don’t have control over the police as well as the civil defence. In most cases, we get frustrated.

“When you need these people, they are nowhere to be found and the best thing to do is to set up that kind of security outfit.”

“Sometimes, when you’re really helpless. When you need them (security agents), they are not there. Even when they are there, they are given certain instructions on what to do and what not to do,” he said.

He stated that the kidnapping-for-ransom trade booming in the state could be dealt with in two weeks with the right political will.

“In two weeks, we can take care of the situation but the political will is not there,” he said.

Lawal revealed that the bandits are well known and their whereabouts are also not a secret.

The governor said he had appealed to the service chiefs to help save the state but to no avail, as he lamented the banditry being suffered in the state, causing loss of lives and properties...ĊONTINUE.THE FULL R£ĄÐING.>’.

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