Okogie Wants FG To Unmask Boko Haram’s Sponsors

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The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie on Thursday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to use the security and intelligence network to unmask the sponsors of the Boko Haram sect.

Okogie, who gave the charge in Lagos while responding to the recent bombing of the UN Building in Abuja, said the bombing was a national embarrassment.

He expressed worry at the spate of bombing in the country by the sect and observed that if not properly checked it was capable of disintegrating the nation.

Okogie urged the President to use his political will to address the growing state of insecurity in the country.

“The time has come for President Jonathan to show that he is in charge. As the commander-in-chief, the buck stops on his table. He must rise and take the bull by the horn, no matter whose ox is gored.

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“He must uncover the sponsors of these terrorist activities and bring them to book so as to restore the people’s confidence in him. It is obvious that some people are out to make the country ungovernable for him.

“My heart goes out to those who lost their loved ones during the UN building bombing in Abuja. It is one terror too many. Nigerians are tired of tolerating this unwarranted state of terrorism on the land.

“So many innocent lives have been lost and what have our security agents got to show for it?” he asked.

Okogie queried why the president seemed to treat the Boko Haram issue with kid gloves in spite of the monumental loss of lives and properties the activities of the sect had unleashed on Nigerians.

The Cardinal, who condemned the recent arrest of some members of MASSOB by the police, said since no one was above the law, “there should not be selective justice in addressing the state of insecurity in the land.”

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