South South govs, PANDEF blast Lai Mohammed over statement on banditry, kidnapping


Resolve boundary problems in S'South, Okowa tasks NBC, SBCsBy Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor, Festus Ahon & Davies Iheamnachor

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said yesterday that prosecution of kidnappers and bandits was not federal government’s responsibility but that of states.
Mohammed, who stated this at a briefing in Abuja, was reacting to claims by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the government was not doing enough to stem the tide of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping across the country.
He said: “The PDP accused this Federal Government of not engaging and of running a government of exclusion, forgetting, conveniently, that this government has consistently engaged Nigerians on topical national issues, including security, the fight against corruption, terrorism, infrastructure and farmer-herder…



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