Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration To Crimes, Aregbesola Tells Nigerians


Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has asked Nigerians to stop giving ethnic coloration to crimes.

He stated that the morality of the African race and Nigeria, in particular, abhors all forms of criminal activities.

Aregbesola made this known in a statement issued on Friday, when he received a delegation from the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 14, of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS).

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He expressed that crime is evil to the nation, saying Nigerians must equate security with the global picture of a society that puts its emphasis on the dignity of man and human development.

“One thing we must all resist is the tendency of seeing crime in relation to one ethnic group or another, a criminal is a criminal no matter the ethnic group he or she belongs to. No ethnic group in Nigeria glorifies crime and criminality, so let us all condemn the crime. Our morality itself makes crime an unpopular vocation,” he said.

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