20th July, 2011
Monsignor Gabriel Osu, the Director of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos,Â on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to enforce the anti-terrorism laws to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the country.
Osu in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos advised the Federal Government to follow the law by prosecuting those already arrested on allegations of carrying out terrorist acts.
He expressed sadness on the slow pace court cases were being handled in the country and urged the Federal Government to prosecute the alleged perpetrators of the Jos, Kano and Maiduguri crises.
â€œThe crisis in Jos, Kano and Maiduguri, all the people that were caught within the last one year, where are they? They are in thin air.
â€œThe ones who went to court once or twice, they are all outside doing whatever they know best. They are shifting blame on the government, which they say is faceless; the people too are faceless,â€ he said.
Osu advised the Federal Government to enforce discipline where necessary and should not withdraw the military taskforce from the troubled state of Borno.
He noted that there would be anarchy if the soldiers were recalled from Borno State, especially the capital, Maiduguri.
On the proliferation of churches and mosques, Osu pleaded with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to henceforth, check the activities of prospective religious bodies before issuing them certificates of incorporation.
He said that by so doing, the CAC would be assisting in fishing out fraudsters and extremists hiding under religion to perpetrate all sorts of crime.