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We can’t conduct full-scale bombings against bandits because innocent people may be killed – Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammad has explained why the military cannot conduct complete bombings against bandits.Speaking in an interview on Bond FM, the minister said the terrain where bandits operate build security operations difficult and innocent citizens could also be killed if a complete bombing is conducted.

Lai Mohammad said;

“We are pleading with Nigerians to join during this fight as a result of they need a great deal of roles to play in coping with this insecurity. this can be as a result of these criminals known as bandits reside among us; they move with the individuals in addition.

“Who are the ones supplying them with food? a lot of so, they also have landlords. people ought to expose these criminals so, the various efforts of the govt are effectively complemented and we can see the results.

“We are trying our best in the fight against the bandits by equipping our security equipment. the govt has purchased aircraft in order that they will fight alongside the troopers. we’ve not rested on our oars.

“The welfare of the police is also given adequate attention and very recently, this administration recruited twenty five,000 constables and deployed them to their home states. this may go a long means in community policing.

“It are easier for the newly-recruited constables to work effectively. There are lots of add progress in the security infrastructure and personnel.”Reacting to Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s suggestion of mercenaries being used to fight against banditry, Mohammad said;

“Governor el-Rufai spoke out of a deep concern regarding the situation. He might have spoken out because of the circumstances at that the bandits are emboldened to control.

“If we use mercenaries to fight the bandits, we should always have it at the rear of our minds that they’re solely mercenaries and not our security personnel who can return to where after their task is done.

“The mercenaries can’t be compared with our security forces; the fight against the bandits could be a difficult one because of the terrain.

“We cannot just go with full force to bomb them or else the innocents living around them are killed and that we don’t want that to happen.”

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