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Give bandits promising future – Buhari’s ex-minister tells Tinubu




Former Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu has urged the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government to promise bandits a promising future by negotiating with them.

Shittu said most of these bandits are able-bodied men whom the Federal Government should retain.

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

“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 keep them. Many of them are very intelligent; many of them are able-bodied,” Shittu said.

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

This is coming after controversial Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi urged the Federal Government to negotiate with kidnappers.

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi having a meeting with kidnappers

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