Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has blamed some state Governors for the activities of bandits in the Northern region.
He said, “The crisis of bandits in the north-west is because of some of the activities of the Governors in the past.”
“If you destroy grazing, you are going to create another problem. They destroyed their economy. They have no cattle and they got radicalised”.“They put pressure on the herders. They lose their cattle. They have no business. Now, they have joined bandits. They are not spirits. They have reasons why they emerged as bandits.”
“Our members are peaceful herders. We have bandits; we have criminal elements in the forest. They are not necessarily herders.”
In recent time, it could be recalled that states such as Zamfara, Kebbi, Niger, Katsina and Kaduna have witnessed an increase in bandits attack, the recent being the abduction of students from schools in Zamfara and Kaduna.
The issue of banditry is not only a problem in the North, the menace has also crept into some western states such as Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti state.