Gov. Tambuwal orders the immediate arrest of Sokoto singer for hailing bandits

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has ordered the immediate arrest of a musician who praised a bandit leader, popularly known as Bello Turji, in a song.


In the song, the musician, Mohammed Danshawa, hailed the bandit leader, describing him as “a lion, untouchable and a great leader” (read here). 


Bello Turji is said to be the leader of the bandit groups terrorising communities in Sokoto, Zamfara, and parts of Niger Republic.


Recently, MURIC released a statement, naming him as responsible for the killings in Sokoto and asking security operatives to arrest him “dead or alive” (read here).


Three days after Mohammed Danshawa’s song hailing Bello Turji was posted online, Governor Tambuwal gave the order to apprehend the singer.


Governor Tambuwal said: “We ordered for his arrest to serve as a deterrent to others.


“This further informs why I advised that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to consider the best strategy to handle the insecurity situation because in those places where there are security challenges, the inhabitants are willing to be trained on weapons handling.”