President Muhammadu Buhari should act fast and deploy troops to Borgu to stop bandits from moving kidnapped district heads and other Nigerians to the Benin Republic.
He warned that if Mr Buhari’s regime did not act swiftly, the bandits would move people held hostage to the Benin Republic.
This should be done before they move across the borders into the Benin Republic,” he said.
The emir of Borgu added, ”This is an urgent appeal and call for immediate deployment of the military both on the air and ground to root out these insurgents.”
The Kainji National Park was established in 1978 and divided into three distinct sectors (Zuguma Game Reserve, the Borgu Gane Reserve, and the Kainji Lake).
Since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit.
The Borgu Game Reserve is made up of a savannah forest, with an area of 3,929 km2 (1,517 sq mi).
Mr Dantoro further revealed that bandits kidnapped another district head some months ago.
Also, the district head of Dekara was kidnapped about four months ago and has not been found,” said the emir of Borgu. “I am saddened over the development and request that the military respond and comb the forest of the Kainji Lake National Park and rescue the district heads and other victims held in the heart of the large expanse of the pristine forest ecosystem.”
Reacting to the kidnap of the district head of Wawa, the Dodo of Wawa., Mahmoud Ahmed in Borgu, Mr Dantoro said, ”I have been receiving calls from Nigerians far and wide who wanted to confirm if I was safe.
Yes, I am safe. I was not the victim but the district head of the Wawa community in my kingdom.”