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2 Reasons Why Lai Mohammed Might Be Right To Say FG Aren't Treating Bandits With Kid-gloves.

Ever since the Nigerian Civil War in the early 60's, this is one of the toughest time of the country. Things seem to get worse day by day especially following the rising insecurity challenge that has ravaged the country. Almost every part of the country is feeling the heat of these terrible bandits.Source: Punch Newspapers

In the northern part of the country, reports have shown how the Bokoharam/ISWAP terrorists have caused unrest in the region, in the South-West, the killer Fulani herdsmen have been allegedly responsible for the attrocities in the region while in the the south-east, the unknown gunmen have been the perpetrators in the region. The dreadful attacks from this set of terrorists have terribly affected the economic growth of the country.

So many Nigerians have blamed the Buhari-led-administration for treating these bandits with Kid-gloves and that is not true considering the statement from the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on a TV programme by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), as he described such accusation as "erroneous and misleading".

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See what he said; “I think we have been dancing around nomenclature, a criminal is a criminal whether it is a bandit or terrorist and the same measure is being meted out to them. That is why we find it ridiculous, the accusation that the federal government is softer on bandits than the separatists and other criminals. This is a fallacy, fake news and misinformation all into one, and this is the kind of divisive rhetoric being promoted by some naysayers."

Here are two reasons why he might be right to knock such accusation:

1.) The President, Muhammadu Buhari, had visited some regions of the country for official assignment and this shows that he has the interest of the people at heart. As a measure of curbing insecurity, recall that he had issued a shoot-at-sight order of anyone seen with AK-47 rifle illegally. This is to know those who aren't authorized to handle rifles and disarm them.

2.) Also recall that there was suspension of mobile telecommunication networks in areas with major attacks and also the sale of petroleum products in jerry cans at filling stations especially around landed borders was banned and all these were to disrupt the communication of these bandits.

If the federal government wasn't serious they would not have implored these measures. All we need to do is to be patient because this situation is a very sensitive one that needs a professional approach else the lives of innocent citizens might endangered.

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