Banditry will never end in Nigeria, Wike predicts

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has hinted that banditry in some parts of the country will not end any time soon.

According to Wike, the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government has politicised insecurity and plunged the country into unimaginable insecurity crisis.

He stated these on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Governor Wike said when Rivers State experienced insecurity in 2015, he ran to the Federal Government, but rather than help, his observation was dismissed as mere politics and desire to see the state remain ungovernable.

“They didn’t send special forces to Rivers, as they are doing to other states now. They refused to support me, because they didn’t want the state to be governable.

“But crime knows no boundary. It can be you tomorrow. If they had fought crime seriously and collaborated with all stakeholders, irrespective of political party, we would have achieved better results in the fight banditry.

“Banditry will never end since they’ve politicised security issues. I told them don’t politicise security issues. They’re now paying the price. Whatever people sow, they will reap. If you sow peace you’ll reap peace and if you sow trouble, trouble will always be with you,” he stated.

He said it was difficult to fight crime when cultists are arrested and people go to Abuja to tell the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Chief of Army Staff that those arrested were their boys to secure their release.


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