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Bandits attack: My Security Adviser fed me with fake reports – Bello

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Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has declared that his Special Adviser on Security, Brigadier General Iman has been feeding him with fake security reports concerning armed bandits in the State.

The governor expressed disappointment when he was told that security agents have never been seen for anything since Zungeru town has been under frequent bandits’ and kidnappers’ attacks.

The governor was told by fish sellers operating at the bank of river Kaduna near Zungeru town in Niger that bandits and kidnappers have route they used to pass to attack the town.

Fish sellers took the governor to the route used by bandits to launch attacks on Zungeru.

Apparently surprised, he turned to his special adviser on security, Brigadier General Iman (rtd), who was in the governor’s entourage, asking him, if he was aware that no security agent had visited the area despite series of bandits attacks as alleged by the people. push({});

Governor Bello was returning from an official function at Mariga Local Government Council, and stopped suddenly to interact with fish sellers.

He was shown bandits’ route by a man who identified himself as Adamu, who spoke in Hausa saying: “This is the route the bandits usually follow to attacks us.

“They come through this route and go back through this same route. They have no other route, this is the only route.”

The governor asked the people if they had reported this to the security agents in the area to enable take action.

In his response, the security adviser explained that bandits and kidnappers have sophisticated weapons, hence, no security agent would agree to risk his life.

Angered by the Security Adviser’s explanation, the governor sought to know the sources of security reports he has been sending to him.

He said, “If no security agent has come here to get first hand information on these attacks, then where are they getting their security reports from. That means I am being fed with fake security reports from you.”

“So where have you being getting your security reports from, or you just sad down in one place and write security reports”, he queried adding that “what this means is that the people have been left alone, they have being left to their faith.

“Am highly disappointed from what I am hearing today.”

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