By  Samuel Oyadongha, Yenogoa
As the Federal  Government grapples with the rising spate of killings and bombings by violent  terrorists in the Northern part of the country, a former member of the upper senate of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Mr. Eris Paul yesterday urged religious and political leaders of Northern extraction to brainstorm on the on going carnage with a view to finding lasting solution to the crisis.

Paul, otherwise known as Ogunboss who spoke in Yenagoa stressed the need for Northern leaders to find ways of putting an end to what he described as the senseless waste of human lives and destruction of property by the religious extremists.

He noted with sadness that the unity and peace of the nation were being threatened through the callous activities of terrorits.

The former militant leader described the terrorists scourge as a political tool, being exploited by some disgruntled  elements to destabilise President Goodluck Jonathan’s government, noting that “previous regimes headed by Northerners did not witness major threat to the country’s corporate existence.”

He said, “the myriad of problems, plaguing Nigeria did not start overnight and cannot be fixed within twinkle of an eye.

But, some Northerners are bent on dragging this nation into anarchy through the ignoble activities of Boko Haram, a development, which had culminated in the needless loss of precious lives and valuable properties over the years.”

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