The elders advised citizens to organise and raise their levels of vigilance.

The Northern Elders Forum on Saturday said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government lacks the capacity to limit the exposure of Nigerians to violent criminals famously called bandits.

“It has become painfully obvious that the Federal Government is unable to muster the will or the capacity to limit exposure of Nigerians to violent criminals,” the forum said in a statement by Hakeem Baba-Ahmed its spokesman on Saturday.

The forum’s statement comes after bandits attacked GSS Jangebe Secondary School kidnapping about 300 schoolgirls on Friday.


Saturday evening, Peoples Gazette reported how gunmen suspected to be bandits killed 4 persons, abducting many other residents in a repeat attack on Kagara, Niger State.

The attack came barely 10 days after bandits abducted students and staffers of Government Secondary School (GSS) in Kagara, occurring shortly after the government announced the release of the abducted victims of GSS Saturday morning.

Expressing displeasure over the incessant kidnapping of school children in the northern region, the forum said life of the average Nigerian had become increasingly endangered under Mr. Buhari led government.

They lamented that the incessant attacks on schools was worsening the standard of education in the region, urging governors of northern states to device lawful means of improving the security of their citizens.

The elders advised citizens to organise and raise their levels of vigilance.



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