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Reps member, Adejoro Adeogun reveals why negotiating with bandits is unacceptable

ABUJA, Nigeria – The Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Mr Adejoro Adeogun has revealed that granting amnesty to bandits in the State is an acceptance of failure.

Speaking during an interview on Channels Tv, Adeogun faulted Governor Aminu’s move on granting amnesty to bandits in the State.

He recalled how the Governor granted amnesty to cattle rustlers and armed bandits in August 1, 2019.

“Negotiating with bandits or thinking of amnesty for bandits is actually an acceptance of failure. It is a vote of no confidence on the capability of the security forces that we actually have to sit down with criminals to negotiate.

“Then that is the situation we have found ourselves and I think the governor of Katsina State was helpless and he took that measure.

“It has failed; it is not going to work. When you are offering amnesty, you offer amnesty to someone who has been defeated not someone who is saying I want to fight to die. I think we are adopting the wrong procedure,” he said.

He however urged the Federal Government to build the capacity of the nation’s armed forces to effectively tackle insecurity in the country.

This comes after 600 of 800 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina were on Friday declared missing following attack by armed bandits.

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