Call for amnesty frustrating anti- bandits fight –ex-DSS director
Mike Ejiofor, a former director of the Department of State Service, (DSS), has said the call for amnesty for bandits have been frustrating efforts to stamp out their criminal activities.
Ejiofor said this on Channels television programme on Wednesday.
According to him, security agencies have “huge volume” of information about the operations of bandits.
“I tell you that most of these operations are intelligence-driven and the volume, the quantum of intelligence gathered on these people (referring to bandits) is huge,” he said.
“I also believe that the security forces, at times, get frustrated. You are arresting people, we are still fighting war, and people are also calling for amnesty. How do you reconcile that? Some of them who have been granted amnesty go back to their criminalities.
“I can tell you that there is a lot of intelligence on their structure and leadership.”