By OKONKWO EZE
ONITSHA — Human rights activist and African President of World Alliance Against Terrorism, Violence and Inhuman Treatment, WAATVIT, Mr. A. A. Orunkoya, has described terrorism as an international phenomenon and a menace that emanated from bad leadership in Africa and some other continents of the world.
He attributed the ugly trend to self-centredness among African leaders and their inability to initiate people-oriented programmes and policies, which often gave rise to poverty, hardship and unemployment, visibly seen on the continent.
Orunkoya noted that people took to crime, violence and terrorism because of their dissatisfaction with the extent of social, political and economic statusquo.
He said: “Most often than not, people form terror groups like the Boko Haram and Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, as a way of ventilating their anger against a government that is insensitive to their plight.”