No negotiation with bandits – FG

The Nigerian Government has declared it would not negotiate with criminals, popularly referred to as bandits.

Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the national security adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, said this during the weekly ministerial briefing at the State House in Abuja.

He said government would rather deploy all necessary forces to eliminate criminals. Monguno said also said negotiating with the criminals would suggest weakness and incapacity on the part of government.

“While the government is not averse to talking it must apply the necessary force because you can’t trust these people.

“Government wants to use military assets to eliminate them but if along the line, the come out, good. It paints the picture of weakness, incapacity,” Monguno said.

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