Bandits Deserve Promising Future, Buhari’s Former Minister, Tells Tinubu


Mr. Adebayo Shittu.

The President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government was on Tuesday asked to promise bandits a promising future by negotiating with them. Adebayo Shittu, a former Minister of Communication under ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, expressed this wish, stating that most the bandits were able-bodied men whom the Federal Government should retain.

Featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, the former minister said non-kinetic approach in dealing with banditry would bring about a lot of results.

Said Shittu: “If I am in position, it is not too late to use non-kinetic measures in negotiating with bandits, giving them a promising future. Let us retain them. Many of them are very intelligent, many of them are able-bodied”.

The ex-minister said the millions of out-of-school children in Northern Nigeria was a “production factory for banditry” in the country.

This is coming when controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, had urged the Federal Government to negotiate with bandits.

Gumi had urged Tinubu against toeing the path of former President Muhammadu Buhari who refused to negotiate with bandits.

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