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Aisha Buhari charges security agencies to end banditry

The First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has charged security agencies to find a lasting solution to banditry and other forms of insecurity in the country, saying Nigeria runs the risk of a cataclysmic upheaval if the menace of banditry is not quickly contained by the security agencies.

Mrs Buhari made the call on Saturday, June 1, 2019, while distributing relief materials to over 25,000 victims of attacks in Katsina state. The president’s wife also called on Nigerians to speak the truth on whatever is going wrong in the country.

She said: “The security agents should either assist to take action or allow the situation continue until bandits finish killing our people.

“We are not supposed to be here giving rice, milk and other items to victims of an incident during the Ramadan period. We should not keep quiet while things are happening, thinking that if something happens, today it will not happen tomorrow.

“What happened today will happen tomorrow, it will also happen next tomorrow if we are silent. It is compulsory to speak the truth, it is not proper for us to give the highest number of votes during the general election and allow bandits continue killing people and keep quiet. We must speak on whatever is going wrong in the country.”

Bandits have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.

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