”Transfer Northern Military, Police To Boko Haram States” Archbishop Tells JonathanFeatured, Latest News Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised to transfer all military and police personnel from the Northern extraction serving in the southern part of Nigeria to the North, especially Boko Haram prone states.
Archbishop of Enugu province, of the Anglican Communion, Rev. (Dr) Emmanuel Chukwuma gave this advice during the celebration of his 25 years of Episcopacy and 60th birthday in Enugu.
Rev. Chukwuma said the idea was necessary because the northern military and police officers were in a vantage position to fight the insurgents due to their familiarity with the terrain of the Boko Haram prone states.
“I,m calling on the Federal Government particularly the president of this nation to begin right now to send down all northern officers to go and fight Boko Haram in their area, they know the terrain. They should go and fight their brothers and get the place peaceful.’’ Rev. Chukwuma stated.
The Reverend recalled that when the late dreaded armed robber Lawrence Anini was terrorizing Benin city and environ, the government sent security operatives from the state to fight the late notorious robber, stressing that the idea yielded result, as Aninih was swiftly apprehended by his kinsmen in the force, led by the retired Deputy Inspector General, DIG, Parry Osayande .
The cleric also pointed out that the time has come for relevant security managers in Nigeria, to utilise security votes for security purpose, especially on those at the grass root of
He noted that when the funds do not get to the right people, those at the check points might be tempted to make the roads porous .
The former Bishop of Enugu Diocese, also expressed worry over the alarming rate of corruption in Nigeria and stressed the need for all hands to be on deck to tackle the ugly situation, which he said, has done serious harm to the nation.
The Archbishop had thanked God for making it possible for him to celebrated his 25 years of Episcopacy and 60th Birthday when he was elevated as Archbishop of Enugu Anglican Province.
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