Sunday, 22 November 2015

Dialogue With Boko Haram, Not Military Action—Bishop Tells President Buhari

Irked by the incessant bombing and killings ravaging the Northeastern part of Nigeria, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has said that there must be somebody who can talk to Boko Haram militants, because according to him, only military strategy cannot end the insurgency.

The former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), who spoke in Abuja at the 2015 Catholic Television of Nigeria (CTV) dinner with the cardinal said, “I noticed that since we have been taking security very seriously live has been made extremely difficult for everybody.”

He urged Nigerians to continue praying for possible solution, saying God can do all things.
He continued: “What happened in Mali can happen here. We do not need people to cause this kind of great calamity.  The question is how do you create a situation where such things don’t happen? It is not easy but you can do all you can to put security apparatus around but you cannot do it in such a way that no bad people will move around.

The Catholic Archbishop advised that all hands must be on deck to deal with the situation as President Muhammadu Buhari’s government cannot do it alone.



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