Environmentalist calls for caution over carpeting bombing comment suggestion in curbing banditry.
Written by News Room on January 5, 2022
The comment by the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on carpet-bombing forests in tackling banditry has been raising reactions especially from environmentalists.
Speaking to Invicta news correspondent, David Vincent Ejeh, an environmental health hazard analyst, Alfred Amos said that the consequences of such action will have a devastating effect on the ecosystem and appeal that a more favorable contingency plan be employed.
The biologist added that insecurity in the country is like a pandemic living with us not just in the forest and government should adopt an all-inclusive approach by engaging the local securities to walk alongside to guide our security forces who seem to be overwhelmed by these bandits.
Amos opined that more needs to be done on manpower and machineries or even seek external help and not destroy an ecosystem that will affect generation unborn.
As the government sets out to employ necessary measures to bring banditry and insurgency to an end in the country, residents are appealing that they exploit more strategical means to do that minding the welfare of the citizens.
David Vincent Ejeh