A political critique of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima, on Monday warned that bandits may take over the Nigerian government if they coordinate themselves well.
Galadima Argued that the Federal Government was treating the issue of banditry and kidnapping with “kid gloves.”
In his words,: “The Federal government treats this matter with kid gloves. If bandits are well coordinated, they can take over the government of Nigeria.
“So this is a serious matter which government should give due consideration and the rate it’s going, this thing may consume all of us.
“You can see that the former set of Service Chiefs that just left the office lacked coordination, and this allowed this issue to flourish. Even now, if the Service Chiefs do not come together, the problem will not go away.
“These bandits, we are told, move in batches of 100 to 200 motorcycles in the night. What stops the Air Force from bombing them, but you cannot do that If you do not take over the territory.
“In the case of this war in Nigeria, all the security forces are on the defence. It’s when they are attacked that they react,” he said.
Recall that the activities of bandits have increased lately, with Niger, Katsina, Kebbi and Kaduna States being the most affected.