The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated why the Federal Government cannot bomb forests in order to kill terrorists.
Speaking on Bond FM during the weekend, Lai said that the reasons is because there are innocent people living close to those forests.
He said this as a follow-up to what Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai said. The former FCT Minister had in an earlier interview stated that forests where these bandits use as their hideout should be bombed. But Lai felt different.
He said, “Governor El-Rufai spoke out of a deep concern about the situation. He might have spoken out because of the circumstances in which the bandits are emboldened to operate.
“The mercenaries cannot be compared with our security forces; the fight against bandits is a difficult one because of the terrain.
“We cannot just go with full force to bomb them or else innocent people living around them will be killed and we don’t want that to happen.”