Bandits are uneducated rebels – Ex-Minister, Shittu on why there isn’t any banditry in Southwest


A former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Thursday recognized why there may be little or no banditry within the Southwest.
Shittu mentioned the extent of schooling was the rationale why the area has little or no report of banditry.

That includes on Come up TV Morning Present, the previous Minister mentioned bandits are folks rebelling attributable to lack of schooling.

Shittu, who was a minister below former President Muhammadu Buhari mentioned: “Why there is no such thing as a banditry within the southwest is as a result of we selected to teach the youngsters.

“Whenever you fail to teach folks, through the years they’ll develop as much as discover out that the social inequality like some folks having fun with mild, some driving vehicles, and they’re unnoticed. This makes them begin insurrection in opposition to the society.

“What is occurring within the Northwest and Northeast particularly is a insurrection in opposition to the neglect of the poor.

“Now that we have now the problem of banditry on our fingers, we have now through the years been spending billions of naira in kinetic strategy and it’s as a result of folks unnoticed of schooling and civilization that Westernization brings about are rebelling.”

This follows Shittu’s recommendation to the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Authorities to provide bandits a promising future by negotiating with them.

He mentioned a lot of the bandits are able-bodied males who the Federal Authorities ought to retain.

The previous Minister mentioned a non-kinetic strategy in coping with banditry would result in numerous outcomes.



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