Naziru Sani, working under the camp of Bello Turji, a notorious terrorist, has confessed to killing over 20 persons in several attacks across the North-West in Nigeria
According to Politics Nigeria, Turji has been on police wanted list, having allegedly carried out many deadly attacks on innocent communities in Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto states.
Sani, 21, disclosed the number of people he had killed when SP Gambo Isah, the Police PRO in Katsina state paraded him at the Command’s headquarter on Tuesday.
Speaking in Hausa, Sani said: “I am Bello Turji’s boy. I work under his command.
“I have been involved in communities’ attacks under the command of my boss, Turji and I have killed over 20 persons in the past but I have repented now.
“I ran away from Jangebe forest in Zamfara where Turji is currently hibernating for my dear life. The Police arrested me at Funtua, while I was trying to find my way to Suleja, Niger State where my parents live. I left my wife and children there in Makera Village in Tsafe LGA, Zamfara.
When quizzed on the numerical strength of Turji’s boys and how much they are paid for every attack, Sani said, “we are very many. I don’t know the exact number but we are in hundred’s and I get between N20,000 to N30,000 after every operation.”
DO YOU AGREE? Buhari Has Managed Insecurity Well Because Boko Haram Isn’t Bombing Lagos, Abuja — Al-Makura
Former Governor of Nasarawa, Tanko Al-Makura, says President Muhammadu Buhari has managed the security crisis in Nigeria well since assuming office in 2015 because Boko Haram did not detonate bombs in Lagos, Abuja and Kano like before.
“Bomb were being detonated in Lagos, in Kano, in Abuja and everywhere. Look at the journey from then to now. Are we having those bombings? Is it by chance or by effort?” asked the ex-Governor. “This administration has done creditably well to ensure that our promises are delivered.”
Mr Al-Makura, who is contesting to be the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stated this on Channels TV on Sunday, when asked if his party had delivered on promises made to Nigerians on tackling insecurity in the country.
“It is not good isolating issues. Look at what Boko Haram has made Nigeria before we came. Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, were all under the control of Boko Haram. In fact, it got to a point where certain local governments were for months under the administration of Boko Haram.”
Before 2015, Mr Buhari had blamed insecurity on 16 years of misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), promising to tackle insecurity when elected President.
However, since Mr Buhari’s administration assumed power in 2015, insecurity has increased as Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and unknown gunmen continue to wreak havoc, killing and kidnapping innocent Nigerians for ransom.
Lamenting the spate of insecurity in Nigeria in October 2021, President Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina admitted that “life has descended into the Hobbesian state of nature; nasty, brutish and short” in the last 18 months under the President’s control.
“We have, indeed, passed through the most challenging of times in the past 18 months: security-wise, economically, socio-politically, and in many other ways,” Mr Adesina said.
EXPOSED! How Some Northerners Made It Impossible For Jonathan To Crush Boko Haram — Ex-Niger Governor
Former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu has said some Northerners made it difficult for former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to defeat Boko Haram terrorists.
In an interview with The Punch, he said at the time, some persons in the region misconstrued Jonathan’s position on the war against terrorists as political.
“When Boko Haram started and Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan’s government started doing something about it, it fell on former President Jonathan to carry on.
“Many Northerners misconstrued his (Jonathan) position at that time and for political purposes, they threw many arguments that made it impossible for the proper articulation and proper implementation of policies that would have got rid of Boko Haram and now, we still have them till today.
“The banditry that many of us thought was impossible to happen, I am yet to hear from anybody about the statement credited to Kawu Baraje, our former PDP National Chairman in Kwara State, when he stated that they brought the bandits or Fulani from other places.