Some developments have emerged to support the fact that the military action by the federal government through the Nigerian troops is affecting the bandits adversely.
While some people may be doubting it, there are credible things that have been revealed to show that the military offensive against the armed bandits in the North is yielding fruits. Some of the things were revealed by some credible sources. This article will discuss some of them.
First, the fact that Islamic Cleric, Ahmad Gumi kicked against the military offensive against the bandits shows that the operation is affecting the bandits badly. Gumi is known to support the bandits while demanding that the federal government grants them amnesty.
Days ago, Gumi openly condemned the military bombardment of the bases of the bandits in the forests in the North. He revealed that it may make things worse while ironically claiming that it does not affect the bandits.
What Gumi failed to understand is that discerning minds know that the bombardment is hitting the bandits hard. Gumi knows this too and that was why he openly condemned it and demand that the federal government should stop it. That demand led to his war of words with a Presidential Aide, Femi Adesina who even revealed that the bandits are going to hell as a result of the bombardment.
Secondly, Gumi unknowingly revealed that the bandits are evading the bombardment through the ‘ ‘ escape routes’ ‘. In his reply to Adesina who referred to him as ‘ bandit lover’, Gumi disclosed that the bandits are evading the offensive by troops through ‘ ‘ escape routes’ ‘. Gumi’s made that known in a post on Facebook which was also contained in a report by Politics Nigeria.
Come to think of it, if the bombardment is not affecting the bandits as Gumi claimed, why are they running away through ‘ ‘ escape routes’ ‘ as he revealed? This shows that many of the bandits have been killed already while those alive are running for their lives.
Thirdly, apart from Gumi, top security sources revealed that the dislodged bandits in the North are running to states in the South to escape from the onslaught by Nigerian troops. This was contained in a report by Sahara Reporters. The security sources in Ekiti, Ondo, and other states in the South have been alerted. Governors and heads of security agencies have intensified surveillance, patrol, and forest monitoring to ward of threats from the fleeing bandits.
The three things above show that there is no smoke without fire. Gumi would not start condemning the military bombardment against the bandits if it is not hitting them hard. Again, why did he reveal that they use ‘ ‘ escape routes’ ‘ to evade the bombardment if it does not affect them? Finally, several security sources have said it all by revealing that the bandits are on the run and they are seeking cover in the South. That is why the Southern States are on red alert. All these show that the bombardment is hitting the bandits hard.
Thumbs up for the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian troops. This war against the bandits will be won soon with the tempo the offensive against the bandits is going.
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