Boko Haram Fighting For Justice –Tukur

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has said members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, are fighting for justice.

According to him, many Nigerians feel aggrieved and seek various means of airing their grievances.

Tukur, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday when he received members of the party from Gombe State, said there must be justice in the country for peace to reign.

He however regretted that the activities of the sect were preventing some northerners from travelling to their home states.

Tukur said there was no way angry people would control their anger when there was nothing on their stomachs.

He said, “Let there be peace in the North so that we can have security.

“We can’t even travel again because of the insecurity in the region. Boko Haram is fighting for justice. Boko Haram is another name for justice.

“People feel aggrieved. They are angry because they are hungry. Unless we remove the hunger, we too may not be able to rest.

“We should remember that a child who says his mother would not sleep will also not sleep.”

The former governor of old Gongola State said he accepted to be honoured by the members of the party from the North-East on Saturday in his village because he wanted people know that things were not working well with the people in rural areas.

He said, “People would be wondering why I took the reception to my village in Jada. And they would be asking why not a place like Abuja, where we have good roads and all that.

“I did so, so that people would know what is happening in rural areas. Those that were there must have seen the bad roads. We must help people who cannot help themselves.

“That is why we are in government. You cannot do anything unless you are committed to it. We must build this party on equity and justice.”

Earlier, Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwanbo, who led the delegation said the members came to show their loyalty to the leadership of the party.


  1. Kola Reply

    BH should then direct their grievance to the leadership of this country and not by killing innocent citizens. Northern leaders should be blame for the system failure; all the billions allocated for development are diverted into private accounts and made themselves lords over the people they promised to serve. I think we should go the way of China for corrupt and criminal leaders of this country.

  2. Mayor Reply

    This is so ridiculous. If they are fighting for justice, is it the masses that they are killing that has denied them justice or what kind of reasoning is this?

  3. Voice Reply

    Hungry people have enough money to buy guns, annunitions, make IEDs, go for terrorist training outside the country, buy GSM phones, etc. If they spend half the time they spend planning on how to kill people in other constructive means they may not be so hungry. I wonder what they’ll buy when they have money. I’m guessing rocket propelled explosives and above. God knows why he has kept them poor.

  4. SJTA Reply

    Alhaji Bamanga Tukur it is very easy to make comments like this when you haven’t been directly affected by Boko Haram

  5. Abba Nadabo Reply

    Wt hs comment pdp leader is are were wt what nig all about

  6. Adejor patrick Reply

    Dis is ridiculus,somebody slaps u nd u turn to desend on an innocent person.dats d highest peak of injustice

  7. Joyce AJCR Reply

    I pray that the Holyspirit which descended on the disciples on this day of penticost to touch Boko haram and with the help of the HOLY TRINITY ONE GOD IN Three divine Persons,we shall be free jst as the disciples were freed from the gentiles

  8. Ismail Yerima Reply

    Bamanga Tukur you have enough money to kill hunger in your State, why can’t you give us an example? I mean Leadership by example

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