The Senate Commission Chairman on Ground forces, Senator Ali Ndume, has said bandits, terrorists and other criminals must not be spared in the onslaught by the military machine and other security agents.
He said, terrorists, bandits and other criminal gangs, who are beingness bombarded across the northern section of the country, have lost their “human rights” the instant they picked arms against the province and the people, cautioning those who warn security agents to be mindful of human rights of criminal not to “play the devil.”
The lawmaker representing Borno S Senatorial district maintained his place that terrorists should be wasted at a go one time they are caught, piece he lamented the huge casualties they have wreaked on harmless citizens in the past times years.
Senator Ndume stated this when asked to speak on operations of the military machine in the Northwest and in other places with regards to human rights of criminal elements by journalists in Abuja.
He chided those blaming the military machine for not beingness witting of the human rights of bandits in their operations, stressing that in state of war there were bound to be casualties.
He said: “We are facing serious armed bandits and it affects all of us and when ground forces stands to the occasion, the next thing you people start talking in relation to is human rights, mass killing and others, so what do you want the military machine to do? Not to combat? Not to have casualties in the course of instruction of the combat?
“One of the major problems in this country is the press. Instead of playing the angel, they play the devil. Why don’t you play the angel? We are fighting this state of war and I don’t know whether you are from the Northward Westward and go there to view what these people have made life to be.
“Whether we can place bandits that have been killing people recklessly, we don’t have to waste time to kill them. When we start talking in relation to human rights, which right? What of the right of people that were killed, what of children that were killed and what of women that were raped and when the Nigerian Ground forces stands to ambush them, so you start asking me in relation to human rights.”
He insisted that the military machine should go ahead killing them piece the legislature would do all it can to supply the needed legislative backing for them.
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