By our reporter| Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, said it was not the responsibility of the Federal Government to prosecute suspected kidnappers and bandits.
Mohammed who stated this while responding to statements credited to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party on the security challenges facing the country at a press conference in Abuja, said kidnapping and banditry were not federal offences.
“The PDP alleged that kidnappers and bandits are not being brought to justice. This is
apparently aimed at the Federal Government, 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.
“The PDP should therefore call out the states, including those being controlled by it,
to ensure a rigorous prosecution of arrested kidnappers and bandits.