Prosecuting Bandits Not FG’s Job —Lai Mohammed

, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Tuesday, has stated that the prosecution of is not the responsibility of the because it is not a federal offence.

Mohammed said this at a press conference in Abuja.

He was responding to statements credited to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party on the security challenges facing the country.

The minister said, “The PDP alleged that kidnappers and are not being brought to justice. This is apparently aimed at the .

“It is shocking that a party that ruled this nation for all of 16 years does not know that kidnapping and 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 .

“Meanwhile, PDP conveniently forgot that as far as terrorism, a federal offence, is concerned, this 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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