Buba Galadima, national chairman of the Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC), has warned that bandits terrorizing the country can take over power if the Federal Government continues to treat the security threat with kids gloves.
He said the weak approach being used by the government has emboldened the bandits, adding that it is evident in the high rate of criminal activities by the armed group across the country, especially in the north.
Galadima asked the country’s security agencies to be on the offensive, rather than waiting to react whenever the bandits attack Nigerians.
“The Federal government treats this matter with kid gloves. If bandits are well-coordinated, they can take over the government of Nigeria.
“So this is a serious matter which government should give due consideration and the rate it’s going, this thing may consume all of us.
“You can see that the former set of Service Chiefs that just left the office lacked coordination, and this allowed this issue to flourish. Even now, if the Service Chiefs do not come together, the problem will not go away.
“These bandits, we are told, move in batches of 100 to 200 motorcycles in the night. What stops the Air Force from bombing them, but you cannot do that If you do not take over the territory.
“In the case of this war in Nigeria, all the security forces are on the defence. It’s when they are attacked that they react,” he said.