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Members of the UK Parliament has said that Nigerians under President Muhammadu Buhari administration are at the mercy of non-state actors such as bandits, terrorist and kidnappers who unleash attacks on individuals and communities at will.

The Members of the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the parliament: Caroline Cox, Rowan Williams, David Alton, Mervyn Thomas and Ayo Adedoyin; expressed their fears in a protest letter to the UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab.

They cited a recent event where bandits shot down a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet, as they expressed worry that the country was now under the control of non-state actors unleashing terror at will, particularly in the North-East and North-West of Nigeria.

“An intense gunfire from bandits caused an aircraft returning to base from a mission on the Zamfara-Kaduna border to crash. “We fear that Nigerian citizens are now at the mercy of non-state actors who have been allowed to evolve and now have the capacity to shoot down a fighter jet, as has recently occurred in Kaduna.


“These non-state actors are currently unleashing terror at will, particularly in the North-East and North-West,” the letter said.

Meanwhile, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State had raised an alarm over the displacement of many residents by the insurgents around Munya and Shiroro, adding that the terrorists hoisted their flag in Kauri, and until this moment, nothing has been heard of the government in respect to the hosting of the flag by the terrorists.

Also, there have been several media reports of bandits’ attacks on soldiers particularly in the Northern region.

Caleb Adiga Zadok, EzineArticles Basic Author