Again, Buhari blames banditry on mining activities
Mr Buhari also called for a meeting to end banditry in parts of the North-west and North-central zones.
ADVERTISEMENTPresident Muhammadu Buhari has for the second time, blamed the banditry attacks in parts of the North-west and North-central to the rising mining activities in the region.The president stated this on Thursday evening in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
Mr Buhari had in 2019 banned all mining activities inZamfara Statewhich he linked to the rise in banditry.Hundreds of persons have either been killed or kidnapped by the bandits in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, Niger, Kaduna and Nasarawa states in the past years.
There have been suspicions that the criminality is a fallout of the artisanal mining of gold, lead and other mineral resources in those areas.Fresh meetingThe statement by Mr Shehu said the president has ordered a fresh meeting in a bid to put an end to the resurgence. headtopics.com
He said an order has been given to theNational Security Adviser(NSA), Babagana Monguno, to convene a meeting that will draw up a pathway to ending the menace.“President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for an immediate response to rising cases of bandit attacks on communities in Zamfara State.
“In a directive to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the President ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that has continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages,” he said.Read more: Premium Times »
I blame the commander in chief of the armed forces, Muhammadu Buhari for the successes of the banditry and terrorism. This is, I keep repeating, what Buhari accused Jonathan for prior 2015 This man called Buhari is a confused human being. What he knows to do best is blaming game. True Clueless man Act of incompetence