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Politicians behind banditry, says former police boss

Abubakar Tsav, a former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, has said that politicians are responsible for activities of bandits terrorising the country.

Tsav told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Makurdi that banditry and most insecurities occurring in the country were created by politicians.

He said most politicians knew exactly who the bandits were and why they were carrying out such activities.

“Banditry and insecurity are created by politicians and the politicians know who the bandits are. They know why these people are doing this.

“I want to appeal to our political class to have a change of heart and cooperate with security agencies to reduce criminality in the land.

“If the police are courageous enough to search houses and monitor activities of politicians, you will see what they will recover from them,” he said.

He said the increased level of corruption and porous borders have also contributed to the ongoing security challenge as most arms were smuggled into the country through the borders.

Tsav, therefore, advised the Federal Government to embark on massive employment of security personnel as this would mop up most of the unemployed youths from the streets and reduce criminality in the country.

(NAN)

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