The President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government, has through the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major-General Babagana Monguno, said that negotiating with bandits is a sign of weakness and incapacity on the part of the government,
The NSA stated this during the weekly Ministerial briefing, at the State House, in Abuja, saying that the government would rather deploy all necessary forces to eliminate criminals.
He noted that the government would not succumb to blackmail and the use of criminals by proxies, to harass innocent citizens.
His words: “While the government is not averse to talking, it must apply the necessary force, because you cannot trust these people.
“Government wants to use Military assets to eliminate them, but if along the line, they come out, good. Negotiating with bandits paints the picture of weakness, incapacity.”
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