Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has expressed a desire to negotiate with bandits to know their grievances with the state or federal government.
He stated this on Friday in Abakaliki, the state capital, at the presentation of 40 Toyota Sienna vehicles and 20 Hilux vans to security agencies for enhanced operations in the state.
The governor also asked local government chairmen, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and community leaders to meet with bandits leaders.
Umahi said: “I want to talk to the bandits and empower them as we cannot continue to kill ourselves and destroy public infrastructure.
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