The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has on Tuesday, said that the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government has successfully prosecuted thousands of boko haram terrorists in the country, Page 36 learnt.
He stressed that it is not the responsibility of the President Muhamadu Buhari Federal Government to prosecute suspected kidnappers and bandits terrorising the country, noting that, kidnapping and banditry are not Federal offences.
The Minister of Information said this at a Press Conference, in Abuja.
He was responding to statements credited to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on the security challenges facing the country.
His words: “The PDP alleged that kidnappers and bandits are not being brought to justice. This is
apparently aimed at the Federal Government.
“It is shocking that a party that ruled this nation for all of 16 years, does not know that kidnapping and banditry are not Federal offences.
“The PDP should therefore, call out the States, including those being controlled by it,
to ensure a rigorous prosecution of arrested kidnappers and bandits.
“Meanwhile, PDP conveniently forgot that as far as terrorism, a Federal offence, is concerned, this Federal Government has successfully prosecuted thousands of boko haram members in Kainji, as part of a continuing exercise. We are now seeking the cooperation of the Judiciary, to continue with the trial of arrested terrorists.”
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