The Naija Weekly, April 23, 2021.
“In fact, many parts of the north have become enclaves of armed banditry by reputed hoodlums and ‘cattle rustlers.'”
He acknowledged that the present security challenge in the country “is highly surmountable with a clear vision, direction, and political will.”
Speaking further, Prof Okeke-Uzodike urged the government at all levels to take concerted steps to deal decisively with the criminal elements.
“A vast majority of Nigerians in rural areas cannot carry out economic activities due to bandits in form of hoodlums or armed gangs,” he said.
The Afri-Heritage director added, “Reports now suggest that they (bandits) are deeply involved in kidnapping, robbery, rape, cattle-rustling, and even murder.”
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