Fear as Buhari Gives 60 Days ultimatum To Bandits in Zamfara
Fear as Buhari Gives 60 Days ultimatum To Bandits in Zamfara In a renewed bid to stem the spate of insecurity occasioned by banditry in Zamfara State, President Muhammadu Buhari has given bandits operating in forests in the state 60 days to surrender.
Fear as Buhari Gives 60 Days ultimatum To Bandits in Zamfara According to the State Governor, Bello Matawalle in a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, President Buhari also ordered the deployment of additional 6,000 troops to the State to crush the bandits if they fail to surrender.
“In my discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari and the security higher commands in Abuja, it was resolved that 6,000 additional troops will be deployed to complement the effort of other security forces in tackling the security challenges in the state.
The troops will soon arrive in the state for their operations and we are grateful to the federal government.
“The president has agreed to a time frame within which the recalcitrant bandits should surrender their weapons and key into our peace initiative. The peace deal initiated by my administration has recorded successes including the disarmament, securing the release of hundreds of kidnapped persons, reopening of markets and the resumption of other economic activities across the State
Even though we are enjoying relative peace as a result of this dialogue and reconciliation programme, some armed bandits refused to key into the programme and they sustain their attacks on our communities. The government has equally observed that there is sabotage by some unscrupulous elements within and outside the state,” Matawalle said in the broadcast.
The President’s order, in the words of Governor Matawalle was clear, “you have a timeline to lay down your weapons and surrender, if not, our troops will crush you!”
Though the orders appear to be clear enough, DAILY POST spoke to a cross section of Nigerians on what the order means based on their own interpretations.
You Can Still Operate for Two months
In what appears to be a sarcastic response, a cross section of respondents are of the view that by the President’s ultimatum, the bandits has a window of two months to continue with their murderous activities.