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Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Omooba77: 8:30am On May 23
The representative of Sokoto East in the Senate, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, has claimed some parts of his constituency are under the control of bandits.

In an interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Friday, Gobir, who lamented that criminal gangs had sacked traditional and political institutions in most villages and towns in the area, claimed government forces told his people they could not protect them from the bandits because the hoodlums had better weapons.

According to the All Progressives Congress lawmaker, those whose villages are not too far from the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger are a bit safe because they are usually protected by Nigerien soldiers.

The legislator said, “Our biggest problem now is that the bandits have taken over many villages and are having a field day.

“They have constituted themselves as judges. They have sacked the traditional and political institutions there, so there are no judges at all.

“The bandits now settle disputes between people. They resolve quarrels between husband and wife and so on.”


He said the situation in his area was quite lamentable because they had been talking to the Federal Government and sending the resolutions of their meetings but the government had not come to their aid.

He added, “If you look at the situation in that area, there is no farming because if the bandits find you on the farm, they will shoot you.

“If you sell a cow, the following day or at night, someone will come and collect the money.

“They sometimes surround a whole town or village and kill as many as they can and then take away whatever they want and burn the whole place.

“There was even a time bandits stormed our area and our people ran away into the bush. The bandits still pursued them and set the bush on fire and killed all our people there.”

He decried the situation, saying they had had to rely on Nigerien army.

He added, “They come to our aid because they have some soldiers around border towns not too far from some of our villages. They are the people that we now depend on to help us.

“The Nigerian Army is not helping us. We are really having challenges in that area. If we call the Nigerian Army to come to our aid, they will come but they will not go after the bandits.

“They will complain that the weapons being used by the bandits are more sophisticated than theirs.

“This is the problem that we are facing. We have discussed; they said they would come to our aid and make sure that our people are rescued but we haven’t seen any improvement.”

Gobir, whose efforts made the Senate to include Sokoto among the states troops should invade and chase away bandits, however, doubted the impact of the resolution.

He said, “We are not sure that the Senate resolution would make much impact because this is just one of the resolutions we have been passing and nothing has come out.

“As a citizen of this country, a situation where my people will be sleeping and someone will just knock on their door and command them to surrender whatever they have is a problem.

“They would seize their wives or children and then kill the breadwinner. It is really pathetic.”

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by BranddesignerH: 8:31am On May 23
Again I ask who are these Bandits. Are they invisible creatures? And are they more powerful than all Nigerian forces put together?

If No, then why is it taking us time to flush them out at this Early stage?

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by oluwadabira111(m): 8:46am On May 23
They should just go further and attack...the moon sighting.. Wait what am typing again angry

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Yobabad: 8:55am On May 23
No problem, when hersdmen kill people in southern kaduna, if we talk local Yoruba Muslims will say what is our business with what is happening in other region. This people don't like justice so long it favours their believe no problem. Nigeria is going one! Going two!! Going!!! Going!!!!!!!!! ..............

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Omooba77: 8:56am On May 23
No village under bandits
Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by ZKOSOSO(m): 8:56am On May 23
This is history repeating itself after 215 years of DanFodio expeditions in Gobir Land of now Sakwato.....!!

Rule of law, civilisation, social media and some tenets of democracy are what is making these Sokoto citizens to feel harassed. Back then....it was just another Al-Jihadi In line with the sunna of the Prophet...!

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Maxymilliano(m): 9:02am On May 23
Bandits appointed judges .. That's laughable.

Very soon the bandits will appoint their own Sultan

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by HedwigesMaduro: 9:08am On May 23
B-b-but we were told Buhari being an ex-military man would clear all these terrorists and bandits if voted into power? Or the "ex" part of it stood for expired?

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Cornel101: 9:15am On May 23
The caliphate breeds all manner of criminal and terrorists.I sometimes imagine how great Nigeria would have been without these people.

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by TheFreeOne: 9:15am On May 23
Northern leaders should face their fears.

*The fears of being in the bad books of northern establishment, powers at the centre and their supporters. (The genuine ones amongst them should speak truth to power.)

*The fear of speaking against the status quo of extreme religious beliefs that's not helping the region's development, the almajiri culture and child marriages. Giving lip service to these serious issues won't help.

*The fear and lack of political will in tackling insecurity be it terrorism, banditry and kidnapping which urgently needs to be done no matter whose ox is gored.

*The fear of restructuring the country. That is the only way out of serious political and developmental logjam the country is facing. The other option is eventual breakup which may not be to the interest of many as such will not be peaceful as evidenced from other climes, so a peaceful restructuring is better.

Until these issues are tackled head-on the circle of insecurity, underdevelopment, disregard to lives and rule of law will continue.

And like I've said many times on this forum it is time for northern youths stand up to greedy and heartless elites, politicians whose only interests are told grab power at the centre for selfish self aggrandisement. Failure to do so will lead to 'effacement' of their future well-being.

Unless this is done asap northern Nigeria is likely to fall into chaos cos the indices are glaring and the security agencies are becoming overwhelmed.

And let southerners keep in mind that a united south is important in order to achieve a better society for all.

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by greatdreamer(m): 9:17am On May 23
North is boiling and Buhari is sending troops to south to quel peace

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Omooba77: 9:26am On May 23
Education is a weapon against poverty and crime

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Captainrambo2: 9:30am On May 23
Sooo ? They should call buhari ,

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by agwom(m): 9:36am On May 23
Where Buratai boys dey?

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by maynia: 9:36am On May 23
Sai baba

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by omowolewa: 9:40am On May 23
We failed to identify the unique nature of each federatimg units just because of National Cake.

The State should think State Police

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by overall90: 9:44am On May 23
Raqa and Aleppo loading.

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Lostz(m): 9:50am On May 23
we should just cede the Northeast and Northwest part of the country to bandits and Boko Haram.

they should run them as they see fit. let us focus on running the other four zones that still have hope

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Lostz(m): 9:52am On May 23
BranddesignerH:
Again I ask who are these Bandits. Are they invisible creatures?

Fulani Muslims from the North and Niger republic

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Racoon(m): 10:00am On May 23
Same "bandits/terrorists" the NW governors are granting amnesty to? Bubu is giving BH terrorists same yet the continued the onslaught against the Nigerian state.Make una continue.

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Amarabae(f): 10:02am On May 23
independent state police will tackle this but the same north will oppose it.

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:12am On May 23
Omooba77:

“They have constituted themselves as judges. They have sacked the traditional and political institutions there, so there are no judges at all.

“The bandits now settle disputes between people. They resolve quarrels between husband and wife and so on.”

He said the situation in his area was quite lamentable because they had been talking to the Federal Government and sending the resolutions of their meetings but the government had not come to their aid.


He added, “If you look at the situation in that area, there is no farming because if the bandits find you on the farm, they will shoot you.

“If you sell a cow, the following day or at night, someone will come and collect the money.

“The Nigerian Army is not helping us. We are really having challenges in that area. If we call the Nigerian Army to come to our aid, they will come but they will not go after the bandits.

“They will complain that the weapons being used by the bandits are more sophisticated than theirs.

He said, “We are not sure that the Senate resolution would make much impact because this is just one of the resolutions we have been passing and nothing has come out.

“As a citizen of this country, a situation where my people will be sleeping and someone will just knock on their door and command them to surrender whatever they have is a problem.

“They would seize their wives or children and then kill the breadwinner. It is really pathetic.”

It's in the South that the Nigerian Army have enough weapon!!!

The North is upside down yet the Federal Government is not saying or doing anything about it

To think that the Federal Government wanted to declare state of emergency in Rivers State undecided

The rubber stamped senate resolution couldn't even help so what exactly are they paid for

Abacha made sense once in his life: he said and I quote " if a crime continues, it's because the government have a hand in it" and I can't help but agree more!!!

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by BlackfireX: 10:15am On May 23
Burutai brutai burutai ....




Burutai: what is it, I am in the SE fighting terrorists

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by slivertongue: 10:15am On May 23
APC will turn Nigeria to Afghanistan before being booted out. SLOWPOKEs

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by RZArecta(m): 10:23am On May 23
Call them Fulani herdsmen terrorists that they are and your problem is 50% solved instead of hiding behind the term “bandits”

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Shirii: 10:23am On May 23
Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by Righteousness89(m): 10:23am On May 23
Bandits Appointed Judges!

My LORD ! MY GOD!!

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by iykecicero: 10:24am On May 23
Nigeria is a complete Zoo!

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Re: Senator Ibrahim Gobir: Bandits Took Over Sokoto Communities, Appointed ‘Judges’ by incogni2o: 10:25am On May 23
The North is a completely different place.

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