Former APC Presidential Aspirant and Digital Transformation Giant Adamu Garba have said raining bullets on bandits will not end the country’s insecurity.
He stated this in a series of tweets on his bangle on Friday while reacting to the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls from Jangebe in Zamfara State by shooters suspected to be bandits.
Recently, the north has witnessed a high rate of students’ mass abduction by bandits, which has raised several concern.
It will be recalled that a week ago, bandits kidnapped dozens of students and workers of Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State. Three hundred schoolboys were also abducted from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, last year.
Aside from Kankara and Kagara, non-state actors had also abducted hundreds of secondary school girls from Chibok in Borno State; and Dapchi in Yobe State.
Garba noted that until the root cause of banditry is addressed, the country might continually suffer from consistent attacks.
He wrote, “We can stay here and keep trending #RescueJangebeGirls (but) as long as we refuse to accept that the high level of injustice pushes the insecurity in the north by the northern elite against the ordinary people, not even (the) U.S. (United States) can fix this issue with bullets.
“It is on all available records that Boko Haram emerged 90% out of social neglect than ideology. It seems we haven’t learnt a lesson.
“Instead of us to try and correct the problem, we went with state power to fight and kill. The government, yet again, think using bullets will solve banditry. Sad.
“The political elites can keep pretending. But as long as the deep level of neglect and injustice has reached a point of betrayal of trust, we may continue to witness security issues to the point where our armed forces will get tired. We must get into the mud and fix our problems.”