By DAPO AKINREFON
LAGOS—THE NigerDelta Nationalities Forum, has berated the Boko Haram sect for the recent bombing of the United Nations building in Abuja.
The forum also called on Northern leaders to rise up to the occasion and call the sect to order before things get out of hand.
Chairman of the forum, Mr. Manager Seigha, who spoke to Vanguard, stressed the need for security agencies to ensure that the people who perpetuated the bombing and killing of innocent lives were brought to book.
The forum called on the Federal Government to update itself on intelligence gathering, adding that activities of the Boko Haram was a developmental challenge.
Seigha said” “Our forum condemns the bombing of the United Nations building, which was carried out by a suicide bomber, who claims to be a member of the Boko Haram sect. We believe that this bombing is uncalled for, given that the United Nations pursues global peace and provide humanitarian support to nations of the world. We are of the opinion that such act is barbaric and cowardly.”
“We have said before that the activity of the Boko Haram is a clarion call on Northern leaders since they can call the sect to order. But again, what goes around, comes around, when the Joint Task Force were in the Niger Delta in respect of our militants, the Northern leaders complained that the liked of Edwin Clark was an accomplice.
I remember the likes of Alhaji Yakassai, saying that leadership in the Niger Delta has failed. Where are the leaders in the North? What are they saying now? They should also take up this challenge by doing their bidding, so that we will know that leadership in the North has not failed,” he added.