Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has revealed that children abandoned in the forest are now returning as bandits.
The Katsina State Governor revealed the identities of bandits while speaking on the government’s plan to end bandits activities in the state.
Masari further stated that if the education of people is not attended to the insecurity issue might get worse in future.
“We have problems now with the forest people because they have no education of any kind. They do not have an Islamic education and they do not have Western education because they have been abandoned in the forest and forgotten. So these are the kind of children who have come up today, fighting us, fighting the society”.
“If we don’t do more to address it, what will come out of the forest in the next 20 years compared with what we have today, will turn out to be like a child’s play.”
“Due to lack of education, they only know one pleasure, which is pleasure of the flesh and that is why they keep on producing children in large numbers.”
“I was told this evening that somebody can mobilise over 350 armed men from the forest and we are talking about 350 men without formal schooling, neither Islamic nor Western and they are all married and have children.”