“The military is not encouraging matters at all because they are the beneficiaries of this insecurity.
“The bandits are ready to drop their arms and return back to the fold, if the federal government will accede to their simple demands such as building schools, hospitals and providing water.
“They (the bandits) are complaining mostly against the military killing innocent people. They resorted to buying arms. How did they get the arms? They resorted to kidnapping people which is an end result of these military actions.
“Look, they are ready to drop these arms and return back to the fold of the Nigerians just for simple things; schools, hospitals, water. “And there is an allegation: the military don’t want this conflict to end because of the billions of Naira they claim for fighting insurgency.
So the military is not cooperating. “I praise the police and the Inspector-general of Police. I give him credit for assisting us to go and meet these people, but the military is not forthcoming, they are not cooperating, I don’t know why.”