His stance that the criminals will turn over a new leaf when pardoned differs from those of Katsina, Niger and Zamfara State governments who have partnered with the criminals and regretted their actions.
This is coming a day after the state government through its information commissioner, Ibrahim Dosara, announced that over 2,000 suspected informants of bandits had been arrested.
The Senator also said popular Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi who has been meeting with the criminals and demanding amnesty for them should be interrogated.
The state government said the move became necessary as part of the steps to address the current security situation in the state and neighbouring states in the North-West and North-Central regions.
The analyst also stressed that rotation of power and the principle of federal character were crucial to the survival of an ethnically diverse country like Nigeria.
While attacking the military training institution in August, bandits killed two officers and abducted Mr Datong, demanding N200million as ransom.
In Lagos, the state house of assembly has enacted and passed a law to empower the state replicate the enforcement in its domain.