Shehu Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district in the National Assembly, has reacted to the claims by the Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari that bandits are better armed than the military.
Sani, who lost the bid to retain the Kaduna Central seat in the Senate to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Uba Sani said the disclosure was an embarrassment to the government in power.
DAILY POST recalls that Gov. Yari, on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with the State House correspondents after he had updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the socio-political and security developments in the state, said bandits are more equipped than the security personnel.
He raised the alarm over the stockpiling of arms by bandits operating in the state.
The Governor said: “I have told my people that dialogue will no longer take place during my time because I have done that three times, but it did not work.
“This is in the sense that we know their capacity.
“For instance, during the first dialogue, they invited some of our team, army, DSS, police, and my chief security officer as well as some representatives of traditional rulers and we have seen what they have.
“They are in control of the kind of weapons that the security command in Zamfara does not have.
“In one armoury alone, they have more than 500 AK 47 rifles; we saw it.”
Shehu Sani tweet on Wednesday: “For a Governor from the ruling party & the chair of the Governors forum to have openly revealed that Bandits are better armed than our military, & without a counter from the FG, needs no further comment on the security situation in the country & the shamelessness of the situation.”