Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged President Muhamadu Buhari administration to make a conscientious effort to arrest bandits and Miyetti Allah militias terrorising the country, with the same vigour it went after separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu.
Mr Wike noted that despite the differences Rivers government had with Mr Kanu, the rule of law and due process must be followed in his arrest and prosecution.
The governor further urged the federal government to ensure all terrorists on its watchlist regardless of their ethnicity or religion are arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.
“We must not make a hullabaloo about the prosecution of Nnamdi Kanu. I don’t agree with his principle. I have come out and said you cannot annex my state to be your own. But that does not mean that you will not allow the law to take its course,” Mr Wike said while speaking during a live television interview.
The Rivers State governor added, “You cannot say because Nnamdi Kanu is from a particular area, let us prosecute him. The same thing must apply to all other people, the bandits, Miyetti Allah.”
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