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Why bandits have not been banned—Lai Mohammed(SEE WHY)

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said cannot be proscribed in because they don’t go by any name.

Mohammed made this known in an interview on AIT’s Kaakaki programme monitored by The PUNCH on Wednesday said proscribing the is not what really matters but how they are treated.

proscribe known groups with names. just proscribe an unknown group legally,” he said.

“Secondly, it’s not whether they are proscribed or not, it is the way they are treated. Does the government actually treat them with kid gloves? The answer is no.”

Mohammed also pointed out that there is a difference between the and the Indigenous People of Biafra, a group that has been proscribed by the Federal Government.

He said, “When a group is championing a course for the disintegration of … A group like IPOB (that) does not even recognise as a state, sets its own army and think it is a sovereign state is different from and criminals. Please, don’t compare apples and oranges.”

When asked if the aren’t also threatening the sovereignty of by taking arms against the citizens, the Minister said the cases are completely different.

He said, “Security challenges are one thing. Challenging the sovereignty of is a completely different thing. Don’t let us dwell on semantics.”

Speaking further, he said, “Don’t armed robbers threaten the security of lives and property? They do. Is there anywhere in the world that armed robbers have been proscribed?”



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