Anglican Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Anambra State, Rt. Rev Ndubisi Obi has expressed worry over apparent helplessness of the federal government over the growing cases of abduction of school children by bandits.
He regretted that rather than rescue the innocent children from the jaws of their abductors, it was busy pursuing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its vigilante arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The cleric spoke on Sunday while addressing newsmen ahead of the 9th session of Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion synod, Anambra State scheduled to kick off September 2 to last three days at St. James Church, Ichi, Ekwusigo Council Area.
He also said the Federal Government had the option of setting up cattle ranches at the Sambisa forest and other forests in many Northern State.
He regretted that those at the corridors of power created more problems in the country than solutions.
He said, “It’s alarming the way Federal Government deploy soldiers to Imo State to chase around members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its ESN leaving bandits and armed herdsmen to ravage in the North as well as other parts of the country, killing, maiming and kidnapping for ransom.
“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 one.
“So, the Church cannot but give advice on what government should do to stop what brings about the agitation.
“The Federal Government had the option of setting up cattle ranches at the Sambisa forest and other forests in many Northern States including Niger, Yobe, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Zamfara, Kebbi, Jigawa and Katsina.”
The Prelate said those ranches if established could be irrigated from the Rivers Niger and Benue.