Insecurity in Nigeria has worsened over time, killings, kidnapping by bandits, Boko Haram, Unknown Gunmen, ISWAP and armed herdsmen are the top of Nigeria's security challenges. Almost every day, attacks from these mentioned insurgents are reported in different parts of the country. Despite the government heightened efforts through the military, a lasting solution is yet to be recorded. However, the recent bombardment and killing of about 32 bandits including a high-profile leader, Alhaji Karki who's granted amnesty years back shows banditry might soon come to an end in the country.
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A report from Leadership relates that these bandits were killed by a joint security network in Niger State while fleeing from Zamfara. Before their death, they had disturbed the community and even attacked a police security post killing five policemen. This was after they fled from Zamfara due to the heavy military operation going on there.
With this kind of coordinated strike against bandits and their likes, it's hoped that insecurity in Nigeria will soon see the exit door. However, the Nigerian government must learn these simple truths from the death of Alhaji Karki who led these bandits.
Firstly, Granting amnesty to insurgents is not a lasting solution to insecurity. The government must realise from the death of Alhaji Karki that granting amnesty to criminals is an effort in futility. Even if amnesty should yield a desired result, there must be coordinated efforts towards a concerted rehabilitation that can impact positive changes to the lives of these insurgents. Amnesty will make sense if only the government has future plans for the criminals. If otherwise, then it will fail to serve its purpose.
Moreso, the Nigerian government must realise that the only effective approach to ending the threat posed by these blood-thirsty mongers is through a functional security network. The government must provide resources to the military rather than funding rehabilitation of criminals.
A lasting solution would be reached on insecurity should all these recommendations be employed.
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