The Bishop of the Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion, Anambra State, Rt. Rev Ndubisi Obi has urged the Federal Government to focus more on apprehending bandits than tackling the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Eastern Security Network, ESN.
Bishop Obi lamented that the Federal Government allows bandits to go scot-free while deploying its Arsenals against agitators.
He spoke while addressing a press briefing at the Bishop’s court on national issues.
Obi also announced the 9th session of Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion Synod, Anambra State, scheduled to kick off on September 2 at St. James Church, Ichi, Ekwusigo Council Area.
The clergyman also accused government officials of creating more problems in the country than ensuring solutions to the country’s challenges.
Obi urged the government to address the country’s challenges in order to stop the agitation.
“When you talk about agitation, what leads to that is when the government of the day is not sensitive to what the people are passing through. Instead of doing the right thing, they do the wrong ones.
“So, the Church cannot but advise on what government should do to stop what brings about the agitation.
“Just look at the way they are handling security issues in this country. I continue to ask myself why the government should send the military to pursue the IPOB and its ESN in Imo State when bandits in Northern Nigeria kidnap school children and students of higher institutions at will. Sometimes they will be more than 100 and are herded into the forest for ransom. And the bandits do these things and go scot-free but every effort is channelled towards the pursuit of agitators,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had maintained that IPOB are thieves carrying out acts of terrorism in the Southeast.
Buhari had insisted that the pro-Biafra group was not defending Christians as claimed.