Nothing Wrong In Dialoguing With Bandits - Federal Government Says
The federal government has maintained that there is nothing wrong in dialoguing with bandits.
Last Wednesday, gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed the Government Science College (GSC) Kagara, Rafi LGA of Niger state, and kidnapped several students, members of staff, and some members of their families.
Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger, had noted that his government is doing everything to rescue the victims, including facilitating negotiations with the bandits.
While speakme for the duration of a radio programme monitored by NAN on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, minister of records and subculture, spoke back to Nigerians who had spoken towards the method of dialoguing with criminals.
Lai stated that nothing is incorrect in dialoguing with bandits, so long as the ultimate goal is to make peace.
“After war, humans still sit to talk. So if a few people have taken it upon themselves to visit these humans so that it will embrace peace, I don’t think there's anything incorrect with that,” the minister explained.
Speaking similarly, he mentioned that the federal government will now not pay any ransom to stable the release of abductees of GSC Kagara.
He additionally denied that ransom became paid to secure the discharge of over three hundred children abducted in Kankara, Katsina nation.
On the herders-farmers crisis in components of the us of a, Lai said the authorities is taking steps to deal with it.
He stated the stairs encompass plans for extensive cattle-rearing to ensure that livestock rearing and crop farming don’t conflict.[NewsNaira]