A terrorists’ leader, Kachalla Balleri, says his gang has purchased weapons with the new Naira notes.
Balleri is one of the most wanted bandits’ leaders troubling parts of Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna states; as well as some parts of Niger Republic.
He was shown in a video flaunting the newly redesigned naira notes.
Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, had said that the policy would curb hoarding of currency and reduce incidence of terrorism and kidnapping in Nigeria.
Balleri, in the video, however, said the policy would only torture the poor, who have been left with the trouble of catering for themselves.
According to him, “Tribalism will not solve Nigeria’s problem. Only justice will solve the problems. The poor don’t know what naira redesign means. Some of them don’t have N10,000. They live from hand to mouth. But those who have millions; it’s their own cup of tea. Many of those poor have not laid their hands on the new notes. But those considered terrorists have them in bulk.
“We have bought weapons with new notes so that we can fight them. Now we are waiting to hear what they will say next. We are doing what we are doing for the sake of God and the poor, we are living together, not the government. We have no problem with whosoever wishes to relate well with us.”