How Nigerian Politicians Benefit From Banditry, Other Criminal Activities — New Tiv Monarch

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A traditional ruler has alleged that Nigerian are making brisk business from banditry and other violent crimes.

Urbanus Ukor, newly coronated ‘Ter Tiv’ (King of Tiv) in Adamawa state, asserted Yola, the state capital on Saturday.

monarch condemned a recent attack on Negga village in the state where seven persons were killed.

He, however, accused political class of using violent criminals against the Nigerian state.

He said, “ problem of insecurity is caused by the political class, otherwise how could mere bandits have access to sophisticated arms?

“They know what benefits they’re deriving from activities of the bandits.

“When comes to crisis involving farmers/herders, I can tell you that the same are to blame.

“Reason being that quite a lot of cattle you see most herdsmen grazing around belong the politicians.”

On how to tackle the crisis, Ukor advocated that the traditional institution should be given critical roles to play in the country.