Posted by News Express | 19 March 2013 | 5,745 times
Ninety per cent of politicians in the northern Nigeria are member of the sect violent Boko Haram Islamic sect, the region’s branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged.
Northern CAN made the allegation last night while reacting to the killing of about 60 persons in a brazen bomb attack in a popular luxury bus park in Kano, North-West Nigeria, suspected to have been perpetrated by Boko Haram members.
Speaking through Mr. Sunny Oibe, Public Relations Officer of CAN in the 19 Northern States and Abuja, the association condemned the attack, commiserated with families of the dead victims and appealed for the intervention of the international community to “deal with these animals once and for all.”
Oibe’s words: “We commiserate with families of the people who lost their loved ones and they should take solace in the God of vengeance who is going to fight on their behalf. The latest attack has exposed the hypocrisy of the people calling for amnesty for Boko Haram members. It is surprising that they were demanding amnesty for people who have been killing innocent citizens on daily basis.
“We are sad about it and the latest attack goes to show that they are not ready for any ceasefire. All the people calling for amnesty are part of these problems because they are shielding these people and almost 90 per cent of core northern politicians are members of this Boko Haram. In fact, they are the real Boko Haram and the people sponsoring them.
“Why won’t they forget their amnesty demand and go and appeal to these people? What happened in Kano today also took place in Maiduguri as well. There were a lot of killings that also took place in Maiduguri. It therefore means that these people just want to harass everybody and pave way to declare an Islamic state in the northern part of Nigeria.
“We want to encourage the federal and state governments that are responsible to step up their security apparatus and ensure that they combat all these people. If need be, the government should invite the international community.
“Look at what France is doing in Mali where some of them are hiding inside caves. So, Nigeria should bring in the British who colonised us. Why are they folding their hands? Let the international community intervene and deal with these animals once and for all. They cannot continue to kill human beings in the name of religion we do not understand.”
•Photo, courtesy Vanguard, shows the scene of yesterday’s Kano blast.
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