Many Nigerians have been calling on the federal government to declare bandits as terrorists, amid accusations that President Buhari is handling the criminals with “kid gloves”.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Nigerian Senate had also asked President Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists and to wage a total war against them.
The lawmakers also asked the President to approve aerial bombardment of bandits and terrorist locations, to annihilate and eliminate them.
They further urged President Buhari to declare all the known bandit leaders wanted and track them whenever they are for arrest and prosecution.
However, the federal government has remained adamant to the calls, saying that the need to follow due process is the reason why Buhari hasn’t yet declares bandits as terrorists.
“Declare Bandits As Federal Civil Servants” – Shehu Sani
Reacting on his Twitter page, Senator Shehu Sani taunted President Buhari to declare bandits as federal civil servants since it is becoming difficult for his government to pronounce them terrorists.
He wrote: “Yesterday’s attacks on the Baptist Church Kakau Daji, Kaduna state by terrorists, the killing of some worshippers and the abductions of scores of others is tragic and unfortunate. The suspension of the telecom services in the North is useless.
“They killed Muslim worshipers in their mosques in Niger and Katsina state; they killed Christians in their Churches in Kaduna state; if the Government doesn’t want to declare them terrorists, it should declare them federal civil servants.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Femi Falana had accused President Muhammadu Buhari of “deliberately refusing” to declare bandits as terrorists and prosecute them.