Date: September 29, 2020, 09:42:50 PM
Bishop says Nigeria needs new direction …Cautions on killings: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
He said it was worrisome that Miyetti Allah’s leaders were consistently on local and international media houses to defend the killers . He wondered why the perpetrators were not being arrested or prosecuted, even though they claimed responsibility for series of attacks leading to the death of so many Nigerians.“It is difficult to believe that identifiable and known persons would admit to mass murder of other citizens without any word of caution or arrest by law enforcement agencies. The only credence we can give to such claim is to say they are carrying out the briefs of some invincible forces in the corridor of power .“ The killers continue to heat up the polity while others shiver and shake for fear of attack, yet no arrests are made. This is not acceptable. We say without any fear of intimidation that this is an antithesis for a strong country. President Muhammadu Buhari is heereby called upon to stop the senseless killings, consistent attack on life and property of the people of this country and restore peace to Nigeria,” he said.“Those who go by the name IPOB and have had the presence of mind, decency and courage to protest and say that they have had enough and wish to break out and establish their own country have been locked up, demonised, insulted, maligned and murdered and they have been declared terrorists, even though they never threatened or used violence to effect their purpose. And there are no arms found with them.“To say that you want to be free from bondage, tyranny and subjugation and that you wish to chart a new course for your ethnic nationality or tribe has now become a mortal sin and an unforgivable crime in Nigeria. Self-determination has become a dirty word,” he said.