By Newsie ED:-
Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) are the ones giving us arms and ammunition. We often split ransom payments received at gunpoint.’ This was the revelation made by armed bandits terrorising different parts of the country,
According to a recent report by a german news agency, Deutsche Welle (DW), the bandits said that they “borrow weapons ” from state agents and then go to work to share ill-gotten gains together.
The Bandits further alleged that some police officers have been a part of the conspiracy that has fueled insecurity across Nigeria which President Buhari has been accused of being too lazy to address.
SSS spokesman, when contacted for a comment by Peoples Gazette about whether or not the secret police was aware of a possible alliance between its officers and armed bandits wreaking havoc across the country, did not repond to the request.
This report is coming amidst widespread claims that Nigerian security forces are fueling insecurity for financial benefits.
In 2018, Theophilus Danjuma, a former chief of army staff, said the Nigerian military and other state agents were actively supplying weapons to violent criminals waging a war against minority rural settlers in Nigeria’s north-central.
The Buhari administration denied the allegation, but several indications have emerged repeatedly since then that appeared to show that the government was not as concerned about the raging crisis.
Last week, Mr Buhari warned Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, where armed militia elements have killed thousands and razed hundreds of villages since Mr Buhari assumed power in 2015, to either accept the controversial ruga policy or continue to endure violence with his people.
Last month, Mr Buhari also stood by Isa Pantami, one of his cabinet ministers who was recently exposed as a hardline jihadist and lover of Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda and other groups and persons long associated with terrorism. [Source: Reuben Abati. com]
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