Most Reverend Mathew Ndagoso, Bishop of the Kaduna Catholic Diocese has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the country’s security sector, in order to protect citizens from constant attacks by bandits and other criminal elements.
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Ndagoso said this on Sunday during the one-year remembrance service of Mike Nnadi, a student of the Good Shepherds Catholic Major Seminary in Kaduna, who was abducted and killed by bandits.
The cleric criticised Buhari, saying he has failed woefully in protecting the lives and property of Nigerians, contrary to his campaign promises to improve the security of the country.
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According to him, the daily abductions and killings of innocent people by bandits, and the inability of the Federal Government led by Buhari, clearly shows that the President cares less about the welfare of Nigerians.
Nnadi and some of his colleagues were kidnapped by bandits on January 10, 2020, after the gunmen had invaded the school at midnight.
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The attackers shot sporadically to scare students and thereafter, abducted four students from their hostels.
While three of the students were later released after some days Nnadi’s decomposed body was found inside a bush at Kakau village along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on February 2, 2020.
The bandits responsible for his death were arrested two months after he was killed.