Mrs. Aisha Buhari, Nigeria president wife has appealed to Nigerians to speak up against the ill of banditry that has posed a serious security challenge in Nigeria, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is reporting.
The president wife made the appeal on Saturday at Katsina where she gave out relief materials to more than 25,000 survivors of bandits attacks.
Aisha said there is urgent need to bring the activities of bandits to an end before they wipe off the entire population.
She said the security agencies have two option, to bring the insecurity to an end or allow them kill everybody.
Aisha said influential Nigerians must speak up against the insecurity in the country to compel the security agents to do their work and protect the nation.
The president wife condemned those who are keeping quiet over the huge insecurity in Nigeria.
“We should not keep silent while things are happening, thinking that if something happens today it will not happen tomorrow,
“What happened today, will happen tomorrow, it will also happen next tomorrow if we keep silent.
“It is compulsory to speak the truth, it is not proper for us to give highest number of votes during the general elections and allow bandits continue killing people and keep quiet.
“We must speak on whatever is going wrong in the country,” she said.
The president wife and former Nasarawa, Bayelsa, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom wives donated the relief materials, Aisha saud.
Mr. Aminu Abdulmumini, the District Head of Katsina, showed deep appreciation to the President wife and tasked the Nigerian government to work hard in ensuring insecurity in the county comes to an end.
Abdulmumini said despite military presence, bandits kill people in the state on daily basis and wonders what is going on in the state.
North west Nigeria has suffered huge attacks from bandits with Katsina and Zamfara being the most hit.