Insecurity: Bandits in pact with Boko Haram – FG

The Federal Government has confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists have struck an alliance with bandits to attack citizens.

The government said the “unholy handshake” has caused the upsurge in killings in Plateau and Kaduna states as well as the attack on the Kaduna-bound train from Abuja on March 28.

They, however, assured that efforts were on to crush the insurgents.

Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and Minister for Defence, Bashir Magashi, spoke on the worsening insecurity after yesterday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at Aso Villa.

Mohammed said: “What is happening now is that there is a kind of unholy handshake between bandits and Boko Haram insurgents.

“Preliminary reports of what transpired at the Kaduna train attack show that there is a kind of collaboration between the bandits and dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from the Northeast.

“I can tell you very confidently that the Federal Government is on top of this matter.”



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