It Is Not Too Late To Give Bandits A Promising Future – Ex – Minister | READ MORE

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It Is Not Too Late To Give Bandits A Promising Future – Ex – Minister | READ MORE

Adebayo Shittu, a former Minister of Communications under former president Muhammadu Buhari, has charged the federal government to negotiate with bandits and give them a promising future.

Featuring on Channels TV Programme, Politics Today on Tuesday, advocated for bandits to be retrained as many of them are intelligent and able bodied.

“If I am in position, it is not too late to use non-kinetic measures in negotiating with bandits, giving them a promising future. Let us retrain them. Many of them are very intelligent, many of them are able-bodied.

“What is the cause of wanting to kill everybody? It is because society has abandoned them over the years. We know that they are citizens of Nigeria.
“If they are assured that a promising future awaits them after going through the radicalization process and skill training, there will be less propensity to go back.

“The amount of money we are spending on the armed forces to confront these people, it looks like their number is endless. In the bush, we have thousands of groups, especially in the north-west and north-east.

“Instead of wasting too much money on acquiring arms and ammunition, let us find a way. After every war, there must still be people coming to the roundtable and negotiate.”