The incapability of the Federal Government to tackle the recurrent activities of Boko Haram sect in the country is an indication that government is probably not interested in ending the violence, former National Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Dr. Usman Bugaje has said.
Speaking on Voice of America (VOA) Hausa Service programme monitored in Abuja on Monday, Bugaje said: “Taking this long without addressing the Boko Haram problem, I am beginning to assume that this administration has cause to allow the crisis to continue unabated because of a hidden agenda.”
He said some people have capitalised on government’s inaction to perpetrate all kinds of criminal activities in the country under the name of Boko Haram. He said some of the criminals have also adopted the use of slogans like “Allahu Akbar” during their operations in order to make their action looks like a Boko Haram one. He gave instances where Christians were arrested while attempting to attack places of worship like churches.
He said recent statement by President Goodluck Jonathan that the Boko Haram has infiltrated his government was a pointer to the fact that same government could be involved in the violence and challenged the president to expose them in order to end the violence.