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Why Are Bandits Still Gaining Momentum In The North When They've Been Surrendering To The Military?

Series of negative news has filled the air lately about the activities of bandits in the North West, and the North East parts of the country concerning how these criminals instead of experiencing a weakness in the rate of their attacks due to the intervention of the Nigerian military are rather growing stronger and destroying every good thing within their path.

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Similarly, we all have stood and witnessed series of reports of how these criminals have been surrendering to the Nigerian military after it got clearer to them that they can't continue to be a menace to the society and expect the military to ignore them. Just recently, a report from Premium Times has disclosed how some bandits have reportedly attacked a weekly market in Sokoto state which is regarded as the Seat of the Caliphate, and killed not less than 30 people.

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These killers who were said to have arrived at the market in huge numbers according to further reports circled the market and opened fire on innocent people who were going about their regular businesses.

Consequently, in the light of this development, I found it necessary to ask, Why are these so-called bandits gaining momentum by the day and killing people at will, despite the fact that a huge number of them are surrendering almost on weekly basis according to the Nigerian military?

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The only logic behind this is that either these common criminals are massively recruiting Northern youths into their legion with promises of giving them something better, or that the repentant ones are eventually returning to the forests to take up their arms once again just like Daudawa the notorious repentant bandit leader did before he was annihilated by a rival bandit group.

What are your thoughts on this?

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