300,000 killed, three million displaced in Nigeria since 2009 – VC

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Maiharaji Altine Gusau

More than 300,000 people have been killed, while about three million were displaced from 2009 till date in the country as a result of banditry.

This was revealed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, Prof. Ahmed Galadima, during a seminar titled,  ‘Banditry and the national security in Nigeria: Issues and the way forward.’

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Galadima said this was only an official figure, stressing that more people had been affected by the menace.

He said, “The Federal Government and the security agents should wake up and stop the wanton killings of people and destruction of property.”

In his speech, Governor Bello Matawalle, who was represented by the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibo, said Mattawalle has chosen to dialogue with the bandits as a way of ending banditry.

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