Mike Ejiofor, one-time Director of the Department of State Services, has accused Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari and his Zamfara counterpart, Bello Matawalle of laying the inspiration for kidnapping.
Ejiofor explained that both Masari and Matawalle laid the inspiration for kidnapping in their states by negotiating with bandits.
He spoke while appearing on Channels Television’s program, Sunrise Daily.
The former DSS Director noted that the govt should strengthen the safety structure, instead of negotiating with bandits.
According to Ejiofor: “The state governments –both Zamfara and Katsina States –mistakenly laid the inspiration for what’s happening now; they started negotiation with the bandits who weren’t even able to hand over on their activities and this is often what we are witnessing now.
“Even this Kankara incident, the governor came bent say they’re negotiating, that’s unacceptable. And you give these people the boldness and courage to still perpetuate this act.”
Ejiofor charged the federal to
“take decisive actions” against bandits operating within the North-West.
He stressed that cash made up of kidnapping and banditry are utilized in buying arms to further terrorize the country.
Recall that Matawalle had said the abducted students of the govt Science lyceum, Kankara were released through the assistance of repentant bandits