Forum suggest military strategies to tackle bandits, secure abductees

By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Participants at the Monthly forum with media on peace Journalism in kaduna have identified military Strategy to deal with bandits and secure abducted Nigerians in bandits captivity and Boko Haram.

A participants suggested that the military should stop playing kid glove with bandits and deployed weapon of sleeping chemical to rescued the abducted people including students from the bandits.

The Journalist who made the observation during the session at the peace forum, stated that the military could deployed same technology to rescued other abductees in captivity of kidnappers.
The Journalist Mr Idibia Gabriel, who was responding to allegation by a participant that the military said it allegedly discovered the bandits hideout or location but could not launch any attack on them for fear of collateral damaged it would caused on the lives of abductees.
He argued that a similar technology was deployed to rescued American Citizens who was Kidnapped from Niger and hostaged in Niger state, centre of Nigeria, without any collateral damaged.

Earlier, participants in the forum organized by Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC) took an overview of issues and events that occurred in the month of May, 2021and those ones capable of creating tensions in due course.
Among the contentious issues listed includes labour strike and kaduna state government, continuous demolition of markets and commercial areas in kaduna state, without providing alternative place for affected people.
Others includes increased in tuition fees to 500percent in kaduna State University by the state government, suspension of operating liecense of Human radio and television programme of Ahmed Isa over assault on guest as well as continuous attack and Killings of Police in some parts of the country respectively.

Drugs and substance abuse by young and adult in the state wide and it’s effect on the general insecurity by Eye Opener NGO founder, the pathetic situation of students in KASU in the face of arbitrary tuition fees increment by a student leader, among other vexed bandits issues were seriously highlighted by the participants comprising media practitioners, religious leaders and others.

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