Warri—An Ijaw pressure group in the Niger Delta, Meinbutu Group, has challenged the Boko Haram sect to be bold, come out in the open and articulate its grievances instead of heating up the polity.
The group said this in reaction to the latest Boko Haram offensives in Borno, Yobe and Bauchi states.
According to the chairman and spokesman of the group, Mr. Boundle Funpu, in a statement released in Warri, it was getting clearer that the insurgency is assuming the colouration of a religious pogrom since the group was increasingly making churches and innocent organisations its main targets.
Boundle wondered why the sect did not consider it right to unleash its mayhem on the nation during the tenure of a Muslim president, affirming that the present insecurity in the nation was also fuelled by ethnic sentiments.
He challenged the sect to be consistent in its demands and that it should stop driving the leaders of the nation from pillar to post.