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Nigeria’s security undermined by Buhari’s sentimental attachment to open grazing, Moghalu alleges

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Kingsley Moghalu

A former presidential candidate and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, yesterday, hailed the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, for his opposition to open grazing and amnesty for bandits, just as he noted that President Muhammadu Buhari is undermining Nigeria’s security with his sentimental attachment to open grazing.

Masari had said his administration should never have negotiated with bandits. According to him, “I do not regret it. But the only thing I can say is that with the benefit of hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it. They are not pushing for any ideological view; they are not pushing for any religious view. They are simply bandits, criminals and thieves. Any person in the forest is a potential criminal and should be dealt with as such.”

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Reacting, Moghalu said: “I commend Katsina Governor, Aminu Masari, for his admission of his mistakes in negotiating with terrorists a.k.a. ‘bandits’, his new opposition to open grazing of cattle, and other far-reaching statements including opposing amnesty to terrorists.

“For too long, President Buhari has undermined Nigeria’s security that he swore an oath to protect under the constitution with his sentimental attachment to open grazing that simply doesn’t belong in the 21st century and facilitates violent land grabs by terrorist herdsmen.

“The road to protecting our lives in Nigeria begins with the right mindset in our authorities. Thank God for Governor Masari’s belated realisations. May the President of Nigeria go to sleep and wake up with a new vision!”

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