Notorious terrorist and bandit leader, Bello Turji, has revealed those benefiting from terrorism in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that Turji was among 18 terrorists declared wanted by the Defence Headquarters in the middle of November 2022. A price tag of N5 million Naira was placed on each of the criminal’s heads.
However, Turji has questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s government on why it has not killed him yet despite claims of knowing his hideouts.
Turji reportedly spoke on the phone with an online Hausa television monitored by Saturday Vanguard, alleging that some government officials are benefiting from banditry and terrorism in the country.
The notorious bandit leader said this while lamenting the recent air raid on his abode and the killing of innocent people when he had agreed with government officials and community leaders to abandon banditry.
Naija News understands that Turji has led his groups to terrorize the Northern part of Nigeria, particularly Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger States.
In his submission, the terrorist leader said the Nigerian government was not interested in ending banditry. Recall that Turji, early this year, led his gang to carry out a massacre in Zamfara where almost 200 people, including women and children, were killed.
Turji Embraces Peace
Reports had emerged earlier in August this year that Turji embraced peace. According to the Deputy Governor of Zamfara state, Senator Muhammad Hassan Nasiha, the notorious terrorist, agreed to be peaceful with citizens of the state.
However, on September 18, he narrowly escaped being killed when the Nigerian Air force bombed his house in Fakai village in the Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara state, which led to the killing of 12 of his fighters and relatives.
Subsequently, the Defence Headquarters mentioned his name in the list of wanted terrorists.
The Government Has Broken Our Peace Accord