Bishop of the Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion, Anambra State, Ndubisi Obi, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government to tackle insecurity in the North and stop chasing after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its vigilante arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The cleric said while the bandits were kidnapping pupils and students at will for ransom in the Northern region, the President is busy chasing after separatist group in the South.
Ndubisi who spoke during a press briefing at the Bishop’s Court on national issues said people at the corridors of power created more problems in the country than providing solutions to them.
The bishop who announced a three-day ninth session of Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion synod, Anambra State, which scheduled to kick off on September 2 at St. James’ Church, Ichi, Ekwusigo council – decried the way Federal Government deployed soldiers to Imo State to chase IPOB and ESN members while leaving bandits and armed herdsmen to ravage in the North and other parts of the country, killing, maiming and kidnapping for ransom.
He said; “When you talk about agitation, what leads to that is when government of the day is not sensitive to what the people are passing through. Instead of doing the right thing, they do the wrong one.
“So, the Church cannot but give advice 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 government should send the military to pursue the IPOB and ESN in Imo State when bandits in the northern Nigeria are kidnapping 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.”