Inability of some governors to assent to the death sentence passed on armed robbers and kidnappers has increased the occurence of these vices.
Alhaji Ali Kwara, who is best described as an ‘armed robber hunter’, disclosed this to journalists in Bauchi after handing over three suspected kidnappers to the state police command.
He stressed that the refusal of past governors to sign the death sentences passed by different courts against armed robbers and kidnappers led to increase in nefarious activities.
“Nigeria has good laws in place for all criminal activities, if you are arrested with arms or ammunition you will be sentenced to life imprisonment, if an armed robber kills someone he too will be killed, the laws are there in every state in Nigeria. A good judge will sentence armed robbers or kidnappers to death, but when the death warrant is taken to the governor to sign he will keep it in view till the end of his eight-year tenure.”
Igbos in Borno laud Gov Ugwuanyi for infrastructural dev’t
By Ben Aidokanya, Maiduguri
Indigenes of Enugu State living in Borno under the auspices of Enugu State Welfare Association, ESWA, have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his giant strides in transforming the lives of citizens.
This was contained in a statement signed by the President and Secretary- General of the association, Mr. Levi Nyia, and Ernest Ezeagu and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Maiduguri.
The statement said, “in the last one year, Ugwuanyi, as a sincere leader, has brought immeasurable joy to Enugu people and as such, ESWA in Borno State is proud of our governor who has continued to offer assistance in the areas of agricultural transformation, socio-economic development and youth empowerment”.
It noted that the governor in his characteristic transformative leadership style has made his marks in the advancement of good governance in the state in spite of the current economic woes.
It enumerated the governor’s achievements to include through massive roads construction, prompt payment of salaries and wages to workers and pensioners, payment of 30 percent equity contribution for the acquisition of 100 housing units for civil servants, commissioning of 15km Inter-Town Connection, ITC, 2.5MVA Injection Sub-Station which provides electricity to communities across Udi, Uzo-Uwani and Igbo-Etiti Local Government Areas, provision of potable drinking water, qualitative education among others.
The statement also appealed to the governor to include ESWA in Borno State in his free transportation initiative for those who intend to travel to the state during Christmas and Easter.
While condemning the recent attack on Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzouwani Local Government Area by suspected Fulani herdsmen in which lives were lost with property destroyed, they urged the governor to as a matter of importance adopt a preventive mechanism to ensure that security operatives in the state are always alert to avoid a reoccurrence.
It also commiserated with the government and people of Enugu State, particularly those who lost their beloved ones in the wanton killings and destruction by the rampaging herdsmen and prayed God to grant eternal rest to the souls of those massacred, and restoration of peace in Enugu land and the country as a whole.

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