The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor said the Boko Haram sect was getting out of hand and unless the government demonstrates the political will to deal decisively with the trend Nigeria will soon overtake the rest of the world as a terrorist nation.
Oritsejafor said: “Why will such individuals not be shown the way out of the civil service and prosecuted for the great disservice they have done to the country that pays their bill?” Pastor Oritsejafor, in a telephone interview said the war against terror should go beyond the change of guards at the Police Force, and should be extended to the prosecution of all those fingered as sponsors of the Boko Haram sect.
He said: “For far too long, we have pretended that all is well with this project Nigeria, even when it is obvious that we are deceiving ourselves.”
In his reaction, renowned televangelist, Rev Uma Ukpai, warned members of the Islamic militant group, to stop further violent attacks or risk another civil conflagration which will not be in the interest of anyone.
Addressing select media partners in Lagos, Rev Ukpai said: “They will not succeed. Boko Haram cannot divide the country. Remember, they don’t have the monopoly of violence.
Their current campaign can only push us to the wall and if they push us to the wall, we will have no choice than to fight back and it would be devastating because they are fighting with anger, but ours will be prosecuted with calculated precision.”