Insecurity: IMC Cautions Clerics Over Unguarded Utterances

By Lola Seriki-Idahosa, Trace Reporters –Kaduna, Participants at the Monthly forum with media on peace Journalism organized by Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC) in kaduna have identified military Strategy to deal with bandits and secure abducted Nigerians in bandits captivity and Boko Haram.

Participants pointed out that the military should stop playing kid glove with bandits and deployed weapon of sleeping chemical to rescued the abducted people including students from the bandits.

It was observed during the session at the peace forum, that the military could deployed same technology to rescued other abductees in captivity of kidnappers.

It will be recalled that the military said it allegedly discovered the bandits hideout or location but could not launch any attack on the bandits for fear of collateral damaged it would caused on the lives of abductees.

The Forum said similar technology was deployed to rescued American Citizens who was Kidnapped from Niger and hostaged in Niger state, centre of Nigeria, without any collateral damaged.

Earlier, participants in the forum organized by Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC) took an overview of issues and events that occurred in the month of May, 2021 and those ones capable of creating tensions in due course.

Among the contentious issues listed includes labour strike and kaduna state government, continuous demolition of markets and commercial areas in kaduna state, without providing alternative place for affected people.

Others includes increased in tuition fees to 500 percent in kaduna State University by the state government, suspension of operating license of Human Rights radio and television programme of Ahmed Isa over assault on guest as well as continuous attack and Killings of Police in some parts of the country respectively.

Drugs and substance abuse by young and adult in the state wide and it’s effect on the general insecurity by Eye Opener NGO founder, the pathetic situation of students in KASU in the face of arbitrary tuition fees increment by a student leader, among other vexed bandits issues were seriously highlighted by the participants comprising members of IMC, media practitioners, religious leaders, NGOs and others. Co chairman of the IMC include Rev Dr James Movel Wuye and centre IMC, Imam Dr Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa.

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