The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Dr Dame Mamza has today facilitated the release of 29 inmates in Jimeta Prisons.
He said the 29 prisoners released are those with an option of fine but couldn’t afford to pay because of financial constraints.
“It’s unfortunate that these prisoners are here because little amount of money would have set them free.
“At this Easter, we the Catholic missions through the instructions of our most holy Pope Francis said and declared that this year is to be a year of mercy,” he said.
“The 29 of them were cut across the two most dominant religions, symbolising the love of Christ to all nations and race,” he added.
Dame also called on all well-meaning Nigerians to begin the exploitation of Nigerian prisons.
According to him, there good Nigerians who innocently were taken to prison without anybody to fight for their release.
Adjudging that prisoners are not the worst sinners, some of them are their because of offence they did not commit.
And even if they commit any crime, they can be rehabilitated and fit in better in the society.
The Bishop is doing this kind of gesture for the second time in Yola as part of their efforts to integrate and rehabilitate prisoners back to normal life.
By Tom Garba, Yola