By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo
A group of bandits casually went to a secondary school and snatched 300 boys. They walked the children through the bush and camped them in neighboring Zamfara state. The Northeast is desolate; bandits have besieged the Northwest. Moral outrage can’t be enough.
At some point, Boko haram claimed responsibility for the Kankara abduction and left mouths agape. The developing fraternity between Boko haram and bandits is worrisome. We watched the bandits grow in stature. They once seized the Abuja-Kaduna expressway. Then we saw them invited for meetings with state governments.
After the sessions, they rode with their guns in the vehicles back into the bush. We knew that someday they could play bigger political roles with their growing criminality, but who knew it would get to this? They are now potentially criminal partners with Bokoharam. And they also hate western education.
The Arewa village meeting is long overdue
If it has the consensus between Boko haram…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper