Group backs UK’s move to probe politicians’ links to Boko Haram

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BY Soni Daniel

Abuja—Nigerians have continued to welcome the decision by the United Kingdom to probe the alleged links between terror group, Boko Haram, and some top Nigerian politicians.
One of the groups, Citizens’ Cultural Renaissance Initiative, in a statement made available to Vanguard in Abuja, yesterday, said the move by the UK would lead to the exposure of those behind the deadly attacks in the country and bring about a safer Nigeria.

In a correspondence addressed to the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the group said it wholeheartedly supported the move, which was also in the UK’s interest, as a destabilised Nigeria by terrorists would, therefore, portend certain unsavoury consequences to Britain and her efforts against global terrorism.

In the statement jointly signed by the President and Secretary of CICURI, Lawrence Davies and Beke Konya, the organisation noted that for the war against terror to be won by Nigeria, the international community must act to bring to book high profile people with links and sympathies to the terror group.

Although CICURI acknowledged that terrorism is a global menace, it pointed out that if the fight is not wholeheartedly and transparently fought and won it could become a global albatross.
The group said: “All over the world, politicians of all divides have always come together at times like the situation in Nigeria.  Unfortunately what we find in our country today is a situation of blame game, and sometimes a quasi-celebratory mood whenever the terrorists strike.

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