Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described a bandit kingpin, Bello Turji, as a liar who cannot be trusted.
In a chat with DW Hausa radio on Sunday, Masari stated that the letter written by the bandit leader to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State requesting dialogue and ceasefire should be totally ignored.
In the letter, Turji requested that Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, other traditional and religious leaders in the country should be part of the meeting.
Speaking further, Masari said the bandit leader was not sincere in his letter, adding that the time for a peace accord has expired.
The governor asked Turji to dialogue first with the families of his victims, adding that the bandit leader has no right to call for a dialogue.
He said: “Dialogue? With who? Who is he to talk of dialogue or ceasefire? He is a liar. He can’t tell us peace accord and dialogue. To sit and discuss peace accord with who? In what capacity is he speaking and even calling for dialogue.
“Go and tell those he (Mr Turji) killed their families to do dialogue with him and see. And he is even setting conditions, what conditions is he setting and for what? He wants dialogue and he is even setting conditions.”
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