Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State bragged on Saturday that should he be elected president next year, he will end banditry within six months of taking over power.
“Once there is insecurity you can’t do anything. You must have peace for investors to come in, for people to set up industries,” Mr Wike said at a meeting with PDP delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. “So the basic thing in my first six months as president of Nigeria is to end banditry.
“All those bandits, let them wait for me. I will pursue them. It is my job. I will provide to security agencies whatever they require,” he vowed.
The gasconade of the outgoing governor can be likened to that of President Muhammadu Buhari who, in 2015, promised to crush terrorists in no distant time if elected but expressed surprise years later at the continued existence of Boko Haram terrorists group.
Not only is the country battling the terrorist group up till this moment, junior terrorists codenamed bandits have been brutal in their worsening attacks of killing and abduction for ransom while violent Fulani herdsmen on the other hand are raping and massacring host community who dared query why their marauding animals eat up crops in farmlands.