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Bauchi Governor, Mohammed reveals the real beneficiaries of banditry

Bala Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State has revealed that bandits terrorising the North are not only from the Fulani ethnic group.

Mohammed further revealed that there are the Igbo, the Yoruba and the Hausa who are the real beneficiaries of the illicit trade.

This revelation was made by the state governor while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday.

Mohammed stated that these bandits are not only Fulanis.

“In fact, they are terrorising the Fulanis but they have Fulani miscreants within them; they have Hausa, they have Igbo suppliers; they have Yorubas. They’re people really benefitting from the illicit trade.”

Speaking further, Mohammed said he has not changed his mind on his recent comment that herders have no option but to carry AK-47 for self-defence because they are being attacked and killed by cattle rustlers.

“I have not changed my opinion on the issue; I was not defending herdsmen,” he said.

The Governor also said: “It seems the security agencies have thrown in the towel; are mesmerized,” on the security situation in the country.”

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