The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), southwest zone, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits withinside the North West and northeast as terrorists.
It stated it was a terrific disservice to the country and military operations that bandits who’ve killed extra than 10,000 men and women with infinite abduction have been but to be categorized as terrorists. Speaking on behalf of the body, the National Vice President PFN southwest zone, Archbishop John Osa-Oni, disclosed this to journalists closing week after the maiden zonal convention of the body in Lagos.PFN stated the battle against insecurity will take a brand new flip the instant Buhari broadcasts the bandits as terrorists. Osa-Oni argued that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), which was declared a terrorist organization, had not wreaked as an awful lot of havoc as bandits.
He stated: “The persevered non- classification of banditry alongside the line of terrorism towards the nation constitutes a giant curtailment to the army operations of their efforts to stamp the diverse shaded of anarchists, who rage continuously and regularly towards our expensive country and the peace of Nigerians with impunity.
”The PFN additionally begged Buhari to stop his tenure properly by not ordering the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami now no longer to pursue the attraction towards the ruling of the Federal High Court in Port-Harcourt in favor of States gathering the Value Added Tax (VAT). The body stated: “If that is done, the Buhari government could have taken a heroic large stride in addressing one of the essential demanding situations which bedeviled Nigeria from the muse of our life as a people.“We believe President Buhari will incline his government ears on those portions of reality and chart the route of statesmanship to make the country higher secured.
”On infrastructure withinside the South West, the body lamented nearly all of the highways in the area have been undergoing rehabilitation. It stated the Benin-Ore-Sagamu-Lagos dual carriageway, the Benin-Owo-Akure-Ilesha-Ile Ife dual carriageway, Lagos-Ibadan dual carriageway, and Lagos-Ota highways have been giant to an economic increase of the area and have to be constant immediately.