If you can’t declare bandits terrorists, declare them federal civil servants

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Former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani has condemned the federal government’s refusal to swiftly declare bandits as terrorists.

According to him, if government cannot declare them terrorists, they might as well declare them as federal civil servants.

This comes a week after 36 state Houses of Assembly Speakers called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists and enemies of the nation.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has said the need to follow due process is responsible for the delay in declaring bandits as terrorists.

Taking to his verified Twitter handle on Monday to express his displeasure with the delay, Sani lamented that the bandits are killing people regardless of religion and place of worship.

“They killed Muslim worshipers in their mosques in Niger and Katsina states; they killed Christians in their Churches in Kaduna state; if the Government doesn’t want to declare them terrorists, it should declare them federal civil servants,” he wrote.

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