The North-West Good Governance and Security Forum (NW-GSF) has called for a stop to invasion of Nigerian with foreign mercenaries.

Through its President, Hon. Imam Galadanchi, on Tuesday, the NW-GSF said the invasion of Nigeria with foreign mercenaries is fuelling the insecurity situation in his state.

The group, in clear terms, denounced insinuations that Sokoto has been abandoned, describing it is “untrue”.

Read full statement below:

“It is now clear to us that the banditry in the northwest has been commercialized, it is being sustained by the mercenaries that the politicians in the state were undiscerning enough to put on payroll simply because they wanted to create the impression that the Nigerian Armed Forces is not doing its work. We are afraid of what will happen when the money stops flowing to service these mercenaries, who are most likely to form an extremist group that will become Nigeria’s new nightmare. It is our sincere wish that we never get to such point but the soldiers and fortune and the bandits they are supposedly fighting now will team up and become the world’s new terrorist wing.

We categorically denounce insinuations that Sokoto state has been abandoned. It is not only untrue and uncharitable, but it is the most unpatriotic thing for anyone to say.

The North- West Good Governance and Security Forum consequently warn those with the agenda on importing foreign mercenaries into Nigeria, not to drive a wedge between the people and the Nigerian Army. What right thinking people would have done it so support the military to do their job and help in turning the tilde against criminals as the Army has continued to do.”

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