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Kidnapping, Banditry Not Federal Offences In Nigeria – Buhari Govt

Posted on the 04 May 2021 by Naijaparry

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has revealed that kidnapping and banditry do not qualify to be federal offences in Nigeria.

Minister of Information , Lai Mohammed interacted with newsmen in a quick rebut to the statement the People's Democratic Party (PDP) jab to the government on the insecurity crisis.

He said: "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",

"For example, the PDP said the government has refused to engage, and that we were running a 'government of exclusion', and not engaging stakeholders."

"That the governance of human society should be based on Law rather than the whims and caprices of human beings and must be obeyed by all as all persons are equal before the law including the lawgivers;

"That there is an urgent need for political restructuring and not separation; That the Judiciary be decentralized and reformed through Constitutional Amendment to remove the unitary control of the Superior Courts;

"That governments at all levels should ensure free, qualitative and compulsory Primary Education for all children of school age;

"That the Military, Police and other Security Agencies be expanded in number, retrained, provided with modern equipment and technology to cope with emerging security challenges;

"That both religious and traditional leaders encourage and promote inter-marriages for unity as contained in the 1999 Constitution as amended, Article 15, 3(c) which prescribes inter-marriage among persons from different places of origin, or of different religious, ethnic or linguistic association or ties;

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