Ndukuba applauds declaration of bandits as terrorists
The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, The Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, has applauded the ruling that declared bandits as terrorists and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to gazette it as well as implement the judgment. He said the government would exonerate itself if it comes clean and pursues persons involved in banditry.
Ndukuba, who regretted that over the years the government had played politics with the matter, said if the government had since called them terrorists, the international community would have targeted their sources of income, network, and picked up the leaders.
Ndukuba, who spoke in Abuja, at the 2021 Carnival for Christ, themed: “A Very Present Help” to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Diocese of Abuja, urged Nigerians to be patient and prayerful, as all afflictions and challenges being encountered would pass away, “because God will rise for Nigeria.”
The Bishop of Kaduna and Guest Speaker at the event, The Rt. Rev. Timothy Yahaya, enjoined Nigerians to intensify their prayers and godliness for divine intervention.
He said: “God will intervene in the economic and security crises in Nigeria, only if we obey and pray consistently. We are in perilous times. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help… Let all Nigerians, irrespective of religion and tribe, pray for the nation’s peace and stability and embrace unity to attain greater heights.”