Former head of the Committee for the Investigation and Prosecution of Bandit Crimes Sani Shinkafi, the governor of Zamfara State, has warned the NYSC not to send corps members to a few northern states.
Corps soldiers, he warned, shouldn’t be sent to states plagued by bandit attacks.
Shinkafi named several different states, including Zamfara, Kebbi, and Sokoto.
Two weeks after eight members of the National Youth Service Corps were abducted by armed bandits along a highway in Zamfara State, he issued a warning.
Shinkafi made the call while appearing on the morning show Sunrise Daily on Channels Television.
He urged the NYSC’s leadership, “I’m calling on the leadership of NYSC to stop posting youth corps members to Sokoto, Kebbi, and even Zamfara.”
The governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, was also a target of his satire for claimed refusal to enter into a “peace dialogue” with reformed bandits.
He thinks it was smart for Bello Matawalle, the former governor of the state, to try to negotiate with terrorists.
We used to get in touch with reformed bandits when this happened, and they’d help security forces free the hostages or return them to their families without demanding a ransom.
Many people were slain and kidnapped during this administration, I must warn you. Over 2,000 people were either slain or taken hostage. Nothing in any of Zamfara’s 14 gubernatorial districts is secure, he declared.