After bandits kidnapped 300 students of Government Science College, Kankara in Katsina State on December 11, 2020, and later released them Saturday Vanguard reached out to Dr Mustapha Inuwa, Secretary to State Government to have an insight into what happened and how to end kidnapping and other forms of banditry in Nigeria.
Dr Mustapha Inuwa bared his mind to VANGUARD, stating clearly that kidnapping will never end if Nigerians continue to pay ransom to the bandits.
He said that rather than pay ransom to criminals governments should pay compensation to families of victims, admitting that sacrifices must be made to end kidnapping.
He also made other suggestions that the federal and state governments ought to have considered. It is on this basis that we today refresh you with valid points from the man who has seen it all with bandits.
He adduced reasons why negotiation with bands will not work, recalling why the peace talks the state had with the bandits failed. He also paints a pathetic picture of the state of our security men that should interest the Federal Government.
Click on the link below to read excerpts from the interview first published by Vanguard on January 9, this year. It is strongly to the attention of the authorities.