At a time many ordinary Nigerians are begging the banks to allow them withdraw as little as N5000 from their accounts but to no avail, a bandit leader terrorising Kaduna communities, Kachalla Baleri, has released a video clip showing off wads of crisp redesigned naira notes.
In the video, Baleri could be seen alongside some armed men displaying N1000 and N200 notes.
TheCable reported that the bandit kingpin who claimed to have used some of the new notes to buy ammunition said only God knows the amount of the new naira notes he has stored in sacks.
He boasted that while some city dwellers do not have the new notes, “we that are in the bush are changing it” and “people they are referring to as terrorists have hold of the money.”
“We want to send a message to Nigerians, their leaders, and the masses, to be fair and just because of God and his holy prophet.
“All the tribalism that is happening in the country will not solve anything unless things are done because of God.
“They (government) redesigned the naira, poor people who are innocent don’t even know about it. Some don’t even own up to N10, 000. He has to wake up early in the morning to go and hustle.
“What of those who have millions in the cities? You see, it is between them. The money they are saying people are changing, we that are in the bush are changing it, some people who are in the cities haven’t even received it.
“But you see, the people they are referring to as terrorists have hold of the money. This is the new N1000 note; this is the new N200 note.
“We are just showing them a little out of what we have. We have plenty sacks of the new money and only God knows the amount of the new notes that we have.”
A voice could be in the background of the video saying “I have N10 million at home.”
“We have bought ammunition that we will fight them (government), and we are waiting for what they will say next on the new naira notes,” the bandit leader added.