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Bandits not punished for crimes against humanity, UNICEF laments

The United Nations Children’s Fund Representative in Nigeria has urged the federal and state governments to enhance their judicial systems to ensure proper prosecution of bandits for their various crimes before the courts of law.

The Representative of UNICEF in Nigeria, Cristian Munduate, was addressing newsmen in Maiduguri, on Friday, preparatory to the commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day, Saturday.

Munduate lamented the absence of proper prosecution and punishment for bandits for the various crimes they perpetrate against humanity.

“It scares me that bandits are not taken to courts in spite of the fact that they have been assaulting and killing children and women; abducting and raping.

“It scares me that no laws are applied to prosecute and punish them,” the UNICEF Representative said, even as he added, “If there is any legal process, I think there is the need for proper punishment for these people legally.”

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