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[Opinion] Reprisal Attack: Residents In The North Have Begun To Wage War Against Bandits

Nigeria, especially in the northern part, has been struck with a series of attacks by bandits, where some have been kidnapped, others killed, and properties destroyed.

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These have made many to live in constant fear in these regions, even as the federal government of Nigeria have continued to direct all effort and resources towards protecting lives and properties of people by putting an end to banditry and other forms of criminal deeds.

Despite these severe efforts, the attacks on innocent people seemed to be rather increasing, forcing residents living in fear and pain in some communities to express their anger, reciprocating to these bandits the same way they have been made to feel.

A recent publication showed how some hunters in a community in Sokoto State decided to hunt down bandits who had invaded their village in the early hours of Sunday, killing wives and children.

Such an event only came barely 24 hours ago, after some of these bandits had attacked the Tangaza community and killed innocent people, only for a reprisal attack to follow, where the residents went in pursuit of them with locally made guns, cutlasses to their hideouts, caught some of them, and burnt them to death.

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These recent actions from residents in some communities shows their readiness to retaliate by all means, as they seem not to rely solely on the federal government of Nigeria who are active in this fight.

The residents seems to have overpowered their fear and are ready to put these fear into the minds of these bandits by waging war against them, all for their safety of their lives and properties.

But with such a move, could it be the right thing to do, considering the risk that may be involved in attacking these bandits? What's your opinion towards this? Put your thoughts in the comment section below, and don't forget to share them with others.

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