A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has said the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army were yet to locate bandits terrorising Nigerians whereas popular Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi; Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle; and his Katsina State counterpart, Aminu Masari, hold meetings with the criminals.
Omokri, in a Facebook post on Saturday, said the security agencies instead of neutralising the bandits with fire power, have chosen to go after the operatives of the Eastern Security Network, the paramilitary wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
He wrote, “How is it that Sheikh Gumi can jump into forests in Zamfara and Niger, and locate the whereabouts of bandits and killer herdsmen, but both the HQ Nigerian Army and Nigerian police can’t locate and exterminate them? But they can locate and determine ESN that don’t kill.
“Sheikh Gumi took photos with bandits. Governor Masari held negotiations with them. Governor Matawalle holds meetings with them.
“It seems everyone has access to bandits and killer herdsmen, except our Army and Police. Those ones only know how to find and kill ESN!”