Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has stated that there is no distinction between “separationist activists” in the country’s South-West and South-East geopolitical zones and deadly Boko Haram militants.
This was mentioned by Gbajabiamila in his remarks on the House of Representatives’ reopening from the 2021 annual parliamentary recess on Wednesday.
He voiced grave concern about the country’s escalating insecurity and told Nigerians that the country’s Parliament was ready to assist appropriate government and security agencies in combating the problem.
“We must now add to these concerns a growing threat that presents the same obvious and present danger,” the Speaker stated.
there is a current danger
“Miscreants and criminals posing as separationist activists have appeared in the south, east, and west of Nigeria, wreaking havoc, killing people, and committing economic sabotage against fellow Nigerians and the state.
“These people, in their proclivity for devastating violence against fellow citizens, their appetite for destroying private property, their disruption of academic activities, commerce, and industry, their proclivity for defiling state, society, and community institutions, their refusal to engage in debate, or to consider the possibility of dissenting opinions and alternative viewpoints, their refusal to engage in debate, or to consider the possibility of dissenting opinions and alternative viewpoints, their refusal to engage in debate, or to consider the possibility of
They will lead our country down the same path of ruin if given enough time and space.
Until now, we have correctly concentrated our national security worries on the intrigues of extreme insurgents seeking to recreate our society in the image of their discredited theocracy, as well as robbers who maraud and terrorize entire regions for profit.
We’ve learned the hard way that neither appeasement nor overwhelming violence will solve the problem.
“We’ve been down this path before, and we’re well aware of the dangers of inaction.
“We also recognize that we cannot afford to take a reactionary stance.
“Now is the time to bring together our best efforts to create a political, economic, military, and enforcement plan that addresses both the symptoms and the core causes of this emerging threat.
“Let no one believe that there is a political potential in seizing this opportunity.
“This is a time for statesmen to rise beyond petty political reasons, to do the difficult things, and to achieve greatness.
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