BY ISRAEL BULUS, KAFANCHAN
A traditional title holder in Kaninkon Chiefdom, Tafidan Nikyob, Dr. Monday Barau Madaki, has backed Governor Nasir El-rufa’i’s position not to negotiate with bandits who have caused so much pains on Nigerians.
He stated this in an exclusive interview with LEADERSHIP over the weekend in Kaduna.
Dr. Madaki who was a retired Director with the State Ministry of Education worried how long Nigerians or authorities would continue to negotiate with bandits explaining that doing such would linger criminality in the country.
According to him the sponsors of these bandits had stopped financing them thus the reason why resort to kidnapping act which was now a thriving business for them.
” To end terrorism, Government and loved ones must vehemently stop negotiating or paying ransome to bandits and this in a way would nip such dastard criminality drastically.
” If we stop negotiating or paying ransom to them, they will stop, because they won’t have money to buy arms to terrorise innocent Nigerians.
” If they abduct 20 people today, 10 tomorrow and they kill, they will definitely get tired and stop,” Madaki said.
According to the Chieftain, the criminals do not only engage in kidnapping alone, adding, “when you pay them ransome, they buy more arms to engage in more criminal activities”.
While commenting on state of the nation, he urged Nigerians to desist from money politics which according to him had been responsible for bad leaders in sensitive position, noting that such accounted for so much pains and underdevelopment in the country.
“Money Politics will never take Nigerians anywhere, because we will ever hardly get the right people on the leadership position”.
He called on Nigerians and Southern Kaduna to unite irrespective of tribe or religion, adding that only that way would Nigeria overcome bad leadership and terrorism.