Bandits are just doing business,”-(El Rufai).
-“Not all bandits are criminals” – (Governor Matawalle(-Zamfara).
-“Bandits and BH are northern freedom fighters” -(Adamu Garba).
-“Bandits are not terrorists because they are not mounting flags or taking territories” – (Lai Mohammed).
-“Bandit terrorists are just common criminals” -(Femi Adeshina).
-“Bandits need to be accommodated with land gift, fetted with plenty cash & love.”- (Sheikh Gumi).
“Bandits Are Into Business”, IPOB Is Calling For War — APC Chief, Igbokwe Defends Government’s Clampdown On Secessionists….”
-“Maj.Gen.Muhammadu Buhari, has criticised the subsequent military offensive against the Boko Haram Islamic sect….The federal government’s action was a gross injustice against the north…..” (A fight against BH terrorists is a fight against the north.” ) -Buhari. https://allafrica.com/stories/201306030384.html
-“Proscription of Ansaru( BH terrorists) violates the constitution..” -Lai Mohammed. Meanwhile,
“..Boko Haram Would Have Declared Islamic State in Nigeria If Not For Buhari” – Lai Mohammed
-“How buhari stopped us from fighting Boko Haram” – South African mercenaries.”
-“FG is setting our killers free – soldiers kick as 1,400 Boko Haram suspects are released.”
Just for the records 🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♂️
All these military installations in kaduna 👇🏽 and yet, kaduna is being overrun by bandit terrorists
- First Division,
- Nigerian Army;
- Nigerian Defence Academy;
- Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji;
- Nigerian Air Force Base;
- Air Force Institute of Technology, AFIT;
- Ground Training Command;
- the Army Training Depot in Zaria;
- the Nigerian Military School in Zaria;
- Defence Industries Corporation, DICON;
- Nigerian Army School of Artillery in Kachia;
- Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology;
- Command Engineering Depot and Command and Staff College and several other military formations.
Kaduna State is also host to the State Security Service Training Academy, a Police College, the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, in Zaria and Borstal Training College, among others.
NOW, LISTEN TO EL RUFAI
I’M HELPLESS, MILITARY HAS REFUSED TO BOMB TERRORISTS HIDEOUTS — GOV EL-RUFAI
By Kalu Idika.
March 31, 2022.
The executive governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai has expressed sadness and frustration over the recent train attack by terrorists.
El-rufai, according to Punch, disclosed that the Nigerian Military knows the location of the terrorists but has refused to bomb their hideout. He said the situation has left him helpless.
Speaking on the incident, the politician said, “We have enough intelligence for us to take action. The Air Force undertakes enough ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance); and the DSS has informants all over the place.”
“We know what they (terrorists) are planning. We get the reports. The problem is for the agencies to take action. Don’t wait until they attack before you respond. The Army should go after their enclaves to wipe them out. Let the Air Force bomb them.”
“Before, they were categorised as bandits and if you bombed them, you would have issues with human rights organisations and international criminal courts and so on. But, now that they have been declared terrorists by the court, they can be legally killed without any consequences from international human rights organisations.”
He also noted that Kaduna is currently in a State of War
“We know where their camps are, we know where they are; the SSS have their phone numbers, they listen to them, and they give me the report. We know what they are planning. We shouldn’t be waiting for them to attack; why can’t we go after them?”.
The deadly train attack occurred on Monday leading to several deaths and abductions. The development has been condemned widely with many Nigerians calling for an improved security response.
Survivors of the attack
My sister was shot in the stomach and died – Fatima Shuaibu
Fatima Shuaibu, a student of the College of Education, Gidan Waya, Kaduna State, in sobs, narrated how her sister was shot in the stomach by the terrorists and died on the spot.
She explained that as the Abuja-Kaduna train was approaching Kaduna, they suddenly heard a loud explosion, forcing the train to go off the rail track, saying the security personnel attached to the train ordered “everybody should lie down on the floor.”
She added that before they could lie down, her sister, identified as Zainab Awal, was shot in the stomach and she died on the spot, adding that the terrorists operated for 2 hours unhindered before the arrival of the troops.
She disclosed that the terrorists came in Sharon vehicles (buses) and motorcycles, adding that those that were abducted were taken away in the Sharon buses.
“I was seated by the window in the train. Suddenly I started seeing touch light. It was around 8pm. Then there was a loud bang like as if something exploded. Suddenly the train went off track as if was falling down. As soon as the train stopped, we started hearing gunshots.
“The security personnel on the train announced that everybody should lie down on the floor of the train. My sister (Zainab Awal) was shot in the stomach and she died.
“They attacked the VIP coach. They abducted some people and took them to the bush, they shot other people.
“They operated for about 2 hours before soldiers and Air Force arrived and they exchanged gunshots.
“The terrorists came with Sharon buses and motorcycles. Those who were abducted were taken away in the Sharon buses.
“The terrorists were small boys of between 18 to 20 years. I saw them, they don’t look like Nigerians – The Punch Online.
PREMIUM TIMES highlights the cases of mass kidnapping of students from schools in Nigeria in the last seven years.
February 19, 2018: About 113 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram at a government girls secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State. Most of the girls were later released while a few died. One of them, Leah Sharibu, is still with the Boko Haram.
December 11 2020: Gunmen attacked the Government Boys Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State and abducted over 300 students. All the boys were released about a week after the abduction.
December 20, 2020: At least 80 pupils were kidnapped at an Islamic school in Mahuta, Katsina State. The students were released after negotiation with their abductors but the government denied paying any ransom.
February 17, 2021: Bandits kidnapped 27 students at a government science college, Kagara, Niger State. All the students were later released after negotiations.
February 26, 2021: Bandits kidnapped 317 female students of Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe, Zamfara State, in an early morning raid on their school. One of the students died while the rest were later released after negotiations.
March 12, 2021: Armed bandits kidnapped 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State. The students were released after negotiations, nearly two months after they were abducted.
April 21, 2021: About 17 students of Greenfield University were kidnapped by armed bandits in Kaduna State. The bandits killed five of the students and released the remaining 14 who were held captive for more than a month. The families of the victims admitted paying over N100 million ransom before the students were released.
May 30, 2021: 169 pupils were kidnapped at Salihu Tanko Islamic school, Tegina, Niger State. Many of the students are reportedly ill and still with their abductors as of press time.
June 11, 2021: Bandits kidnapped eight students and some lecturers at Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State. The students were still with their abductors at the time of this report.
June 17, 2021: Armed bandits overpowered police officers and kidnapped 80 schoolchildren and five teachers at the Federal Government College Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State. Three students have died while seven have been rescued by the Nigerian Army – PREMIUM TIMES June 22,2021; with many going unreported.
Nigeria remains the only country where you mass kidnap and travel tens of miles without police, and or military intervention.
And many more since, reported and unreported.
And we have a president and his service chiefs, and we have armed forces who has a commander in chief, and an army that led the ECOMOG forces that fought to reinstate peace by bringing an end to wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Nigeria’s armed forces and security apparatus are not that bad, there is more to these atrocities.
You gerrit? If you don’t, forgeabourrit….
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The panoramic presentation of the facts about terrorists in Nigeria is a very helpful resource for reference.
Thank you, Sir.