Governors of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has suggested the empowerment of the killer bandits who are currently terrorizing states in Nigeria.
David Umahi said the bandits are like children in quote, he said “our children” and they need to be looked after.
This statement was made on the 30th of April, 2021 during the presentation of the 40 Toyota Sienna vehicles and 20 Hilux vans to security agencies to further better their duties and operations in Ebonyi state.
While speaking to the security agencies and guest at the ceremony, he said he would negotiate with bandits to ascertain their pain and help them by empowering them so they could stop kidnapping and killing innocent people.
He added that the local government chairmen and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) should identify the bandits and present them for debriefing.
“I want to talk to the bandits and empower them as we cannot continue to kill ourselves and destroy public infrastructure. The bandits are our children and I am pained when they or the security agencies are killed.
“I want to ascertain their grievances against the Ebonyi or federal government, collate the facts for discussions to commence”Governor David Umahi
He also added that the rumor of being chased by the members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) or Eastern Security Network (ESN) were lies.