Bandits might not even be Nigerians, Catholic Bishop detects
On Monday, Bishop Martin Uzukwuo, the Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese, stated that the majority of the bandits terrorizing citizens in Nigeria’s northern region may not be Nigerians.
In an interview, Uzukwuo stated that the federal government should apprehend those responsible for the crimes and deport them to their home countries.
He also stated that any foreign national in Nigeria who does not have valid papers should be deported in order for peace to reign.
Uzukwuo noted that the late President Shehu Shagari had previously deported Ghanaians.
He explained that the bandits’ activities in bordering local government districts in the country’s northwestern region presented a serious threat to the country’s business existence.
“The killings of innocent Nigerians in the name of banditry and kidnapping have been going on unabated as if some people are licensed to kill and destroy other peoples’ property even without any provocations.
“Security agencies should bring all those behind this happenings to book so that others might learn to fear God and allow us to have peace in our country.
“I strongly appeal to Nigerians to help our security agencies with intelligence information to track and bring all those behind kidnapping and banditry to justice.
“All this issue of banditry, kidnapping and terrorism should stop for us to build a nation of our dream so that this nation can become one of the giants in the world,” he said.
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