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Military Raid: ‘I Can Give Them War In Multitude’ – Bandit Kingpin, Bello Turji Slams FG Over Betrayal

 

Zamfara Villagers Pay N20m Protection Levy To Wanted Bandits Leader, Bello Turji
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Notorious bandits’ kingpin terrorizing Zamfara State, Bello Turji, has accused the Nigerian military of betraying a peace agreement they struck with him.

Naija News reports that this was following the aerial bombardment of his residence by military fighter jets.

The banditry warlord accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of breaking the peace pact they had with him in stopping banditry, by protecting the people of Shinkafi axis from any attack.

Speaking on phone with some of his acquaintances, Bello Turji expressed his bitterness over the air raid on his abode and the killing of vulnerable people.

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In an audio conversation obtained by PRNigeria, Bello Turji said he agreed with officials of the government and community leaders to abandon banditry.

He said: “There have not been any attacks in the last five months since we reached a truce with the government but now that the military has attacked our home, we feel betrayed especially after the death of vulnerable people in the airstrikes.

“For the past five months, we didn’t attack or kill anyone around Shinkafi. As a result, farming and other business activities were flourishing without any hitches.

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“I feel embarrassed when my name is mentioned after attacks by other bandits and terrorists.

“Apart from my house that they destroyed, many other buildings belonging to innocent citizens in the forest, were also affected.

“Peace is priceless and I am ready to be a peace advocate unless the government wants him to be a warmonger.

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“I am ready for either peace or war. Whatever the government wants, we can give them a multitude.”