Senator Shehu Sani, former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has called out bandits.
Speaking on Friday, Shehu Sani said it was a mistake on the part of criminals and those behind banditry to think they are fighting a religious war.
Sani, who wrote on his verified Facebook account, said they can never be regarded as fighting a holy war.
Shehu Sani wrote: “They claimed to be fighting a religious war. They killed innocent people.
“They take hostages including women and children for months or years. They sometimes rape and molest their victims.”
According to him, they inflict suffering and hardships on families and extort ransom.
“This is not and can never be a religious war. And they can never be holy warriors of any sort. They just live by the sword…” he said.