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Nigeria: NIREC urges FG to tackle crime

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has called on Federal Government to tackle crime. The council also implored  people in the country to continue to live in peace even as it condemned the October 1, bomb blast in Abuja.

The group also called on politicians in the country to conduct their campaigns with decorum, dignity and respect.

“The council condemns categorically, the spate of killings and assassinations attributed to the Boko Haram group and calls on the judiciary to expedite action in the dispensation of justice.

We urge the government to implement the convention on the control of small arms to which the country is a signatory.

We also call on security agencies at the borders to map out strategies to check the importation of small arms,” the communiqué read in part.

Prof Oloyede, who is also the vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin, said the meeting was attended by religious and traditional rulers, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III; CAN President, Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor; former President Shehu Shagari, the Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau; representatives of the governors of Kebbi, Katsina and Sokoto states as well as emirs, chiefs and pastors from different parts of the country.