Yerima tells Tinubu to consider amnesty for bandits

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To end the insecurity in the North-west region of the country, the former governor of Zamfara State, Ahmad Yerima, has urged President Bola Tinubu to consider dialogue with the bandits.

As he noted that employing force would resort in collateral damage, so such shouldn’t be resorted to, he also stated that the federal government should dialogue with the repentant bandits.

The former governor said this after a courtesy visit to the President on Monday at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

“I believe that the Nigerian military has the capacity to deal with them (bandits) if so directed and given the resources, support, and political will.

“But the collateral damages that will be associated with the actions to be taken are what I believe should be avoided. If you send an aircraft now, not only bandits will be affected.

“Former President Umaru Yar’Adua had a similar interaction with the militants in the Niger Delta, and it was successful,” Yerima said.

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