The Northern Elders for Peace and Development, has supported President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision against payment of ransom to bandits.

The Northern Elders appealed all Northern governor to adopt Buhari's decision not to give a dim to bandits.

The National Coordinator, Northern Elders for Peace and Development, Engr. Zana Goni, also warned against compensating the terrorists.

The Northern elders said that negotiation and compensating bandits are major reasons behind the rises activities of banditry and terrorism in Nigeria.

Northern elders added that, money meant for compensation and negotiation should be diverted in purchasing technologies that would help the fight against insecurity.

The Northern Elders for Peace and Development, urged all the Northern governors “to adopt Mr President’s position on no negotiation and compensation for the bandits.

He said, “We advise that they should use the money for the supposed amnesty programme, ransom and negotiations to acquire state-of-the-art technology with a view to ending insecurity on our land once and for all.”

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