Notorious terrorist and bandit leader, Bello Turji Kachalla has claimed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not ready to end banditry because some of its officials benefit from it.
Bello Turji Says FG Does Not Want Terrorism To End In Nigeria
The terrorist stated this while reacting to recent aerial bombardment of his residence by military jets after Deputy Governor of Zamfara state, Muhammad Hassan Nasiha announced that Turji had embraced peace.
Speaking on telephone with an online Hausa television, Turji accused the government of breaking the peace accord they had with him to stop banditry and protect the people of Shinkafi axis from any attack.
He expressed bitterness over the air raid on his house and the killing of innocent people when he had agreed with government officials and community leaders to abandon banditry.
Turji, who said that the government was not interested in ending banditry, asked a rhetoric question, saying; “why security agents have not killed him in spite of claims to knowing his hideouts?”.
The terrorist alleged that that government officials are benefiting from terrorism and banditry in Nigeria, stressing that he usually felt embarrassed when his name was mentioned after any attack by other terrorists group.
He said, “I wonder if truly the government wanted to kill me. I think they only wanted to provoke me by making me renege on my promise not to kill anyone. If they could spot my house, why didn’t they sight and kill me since I only left the house a few minutes before the bombardment took place.
“The people should know their enemy from the onset. The government is provoking us so that we will take revenge on the poor masses. The government is only fooling the gullible and naive people that they want to end banditry whereas in actual sense, they are the ones fueling the activities of the bandits and also benefiting from them.
“Peace is priceless, and I am ready to be a peace advocate unless the government wants me to be a warmonger. I am ready for either peace or war. Whatever the government wants, we can give them a multitude,” he boasted.
Continuing, Turji said that there had not been any attack in the last five months since his group reached a truce with the government, adding that as a result, farming and other businesses were flourishing without any hitches.
According to him; “We feel betrayed, especially after the death of vulnerable people in the air strikes. The government only succeeded in destroying some parts of my house and other buildings belonging to innocent people”.
“For the past five months, we didn’t attack or kill anyone around Shinkafi. As a result, farming and other businesses were flourishing without any hitches. I feel embarrassed when my name was mentioned after the attacks by other terrorists”.
KanyiDaily recalls that Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal had ordered the arrest of a musician, Mohammad Danshanawa for singing the praises of wanted bandit kingpin, Bello Turji.