Speaking after the confirmation of the new service chiefs on Tuesday March 2, Senate President Ahmed Lawan stated that people are benefitting from the abductions carried out by bandits and there is a need to unravel them. He expressed that banditry is becoming a lucrative venture that every stakeholder must join hands for the sake of peace, to ensure the venture does not thrive.
He urged the new service chiefs to deploy their expertise against bandits and insurgents and dislodge them in their strongholds.
“A situation whereby a group of people will go to a school and take over 300 students away on motorcycles is not accepted.
“Kidnapping without a trace is not acceptable. Something has to be done because this is becoming an industry, some people are benefiting from this and we have to unravel who these people are and fight bandits and insurgents until we rescue our country.
“Let me also advise the service chiefs that there must be an interagency corporation. There must be an interagency corporation, the army, the air force, they are supposed to have complementary roles.
“We promise them and indeed Nigerians that we support them in whatever way the parliament can come to their support.”