Governors in the northern states have been urged to shift their attention from the 2015 election and begin to tackle the activities of Boko Haram, who have held the region hostage by their terrorist activities.
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, which made this known through its General Secretary – Dr. Musa Asake, expressed concern that northern governors were busy wasting their time opposing the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan while thousands were being slayed in their states due to attacks by insurgents.
He said, “For us in CAN, we don’t understand why the attacks started again. We were still celebrating and thanking God that things were calming down, only for this kind of mad killings to occur. I don’t understand how a human being will walk into a school when students were sleeping and slaughtered them. There is no justification for that. We condemn that killing in its totality.
“After over 50 students were slaughtered, I expected that Northern Governors do not go to sleep; I expected them to work day and night until they fish out the perpetrators of the crime.
But it appears they are only concerned about how they want the next President to come from the North.
The whole of their energy is spent on 2015 and making sure that Jonathan does not get a second term. Is Jonathan our problem in the North? Is Jonathan the one killing our children?”
The CAN was of the opinion, according to Asake, that the problem of insecurity could be resolved if Northern leaders join heads together and develop a strategy to tackle it.
He also urged the Nigerian Army to look within its ranks to fish out personnel, who might be aiding the activities of the sect just as he noted that defeating Boko Haram had become a herculean task because of the activities of what he termed “enemies” within the army.
“We applaud the army because they have really done their best to stop the killings. But with the recent attacks, army that is now in control in those states, should wake up and look within themselves. From what we hear, some of them wear army uniform. I know the military is trying its best, but these people are out-smarting them in some areas,” he said.