- Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has spoken on the identity of those behind criminal activities in the north
- According to Mohammed, Muslims are responsible for banditry, kidnapping, and other related crimes
- The governor also cautioned those agitating for the breakup of Nigeria, saying they should desist from it
Amid the high level of insecurity in the country, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has identified the people responsible for security challenges across the north.
Sun News reports that Mohammed claims most of the recent criminal activities such as kidnapping, banditry, and the rest are being perpetuated by Muslims.
The governor made the disclosure on Thursday, May 13, while speaking with journalists at the Presidential Lodge, Ramat House, Bauchi.
While expressing regret that members of the Islamic faith were responsible for crimes, Mohammed noted that it is not something that is acceptable by the religion.
According to him, Muslims should fear God and not give their religion a bad name.
He acknowledged that insecurity was escalating from the north to other parts of the country, while also claiming that he knows where the suspects live, PM News reports.
The governor also cautioned those agitating for the breakup of the country to stop. He warned that any attempt to break Nigeria will lead to monumental humanitarian crisis.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Bauchi state governor said the federal government had lost ideas on how to address the various economic challenge bedeviling the nation.
Mohammed, who spoke at the Government House shortly after performing the Eid prayers to mark the Sallah celebration, said the federal government should stop the blame game and look for a way forward.
Similarly, Mohammed drummed support for the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum (SGF).
The forum held a meeting in Asaba, Delta state, where they discussed several issues including lopsided appointments by the federal government, security, open cattle grazing, and restructuring.
The governor declared support for the need to review federal government appointments saying some regions are being highly favoured.