Dr Bashir Yankuzo, Chief Imam of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna Central Mosque, has urged the Federal Government to “put in extra efforts” toward ending banditry and kidnapping.
Yankuzo, in a sermon he delivered during the Friday prayers, said that the two evils were a massive threat to socio-economic and political stability, hence the need to tackle them.
“We pray that God will help the government to end the activities of bandits and kidnappers.
“Their activities have made life unbearable for the rural dwellers and people plying major roads across the country.
“There is an urgent need for government at all levels to ensure that our villages are peaceful and conducive for living.
“The cities can never be secured if the villages are in trouble. With our current security challenges, the strong can never enjoy their strength, while the weak are exposed to all kinds of harzards.
“All hands must be on deck through collaborations among stakeholders. We must invest heavily toward making the weak feel a sense of belonging. We must secure the vulnerable group and assure them of a future.
“Nobody wants to be kidnapped. May God protect us from kidnappers and bandits. We want everyone to live in peace in a secured environment,” he said. (NAN)