Thursday, December 29, 2011

Boko Haram: Nigerians are too timid – OPC

The Founder of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun, on Wednesday described Nigerians as timid people who could not come together to fight a common enemy.

He said; “Nigerians are too timid. We watch thieves operate and simply run away. We see things we could report or come together to fight but look the other way.’’

He lamented the lack of zeal by Nigerians to help tackle the insecurity across the nation.

The OPC leader however, urged the Federal Government to chose a team to dialogue with members of the Boko Haram sect.

Fasehun told journalists in Lagos that mediation must come soonest, to avoid more casualties.

“There must be people that the Boko Haram will listen to. These people are Nigerians and they can be reached– but it must be by people they can listen to,’’ he said.

According to him, Nigeria is not short of personalities that the sect can trust enough to tell their grievances.

He said bombing of churches cast doubt on the known grouse of the sect.“If the Boko Haram is against Western Education, how come they do not go bombing schools?’’ he asked.

Fasehun stressed the need for security operatives to open up and let Nigerians know and understand the grouse of the sect.

He said that the situation might seem hard to tackle but difficult situations sometimes were resolved by simple solutions.

NAN reports that the sect, which claimed responsibility for the Christmas Day bombings, has also threatened further attacks on New Year eve.


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