They said Federal Govt fails to fish out the brain behind Boko Boys, therefore, Boko Haram should not be branded Terrorist Group. They also said the new name will not stop Boko Haram insurgent rather, it would escalate their activities.
Gambo should not gamble with Nigerian sensibility with religion colouration.
The question is, if Boko Haram is not a terrorist Organization, who is?
Arewa should call their boys to order.
Below is what they told Vanguard Newspaper
Arewa Youth Forum Thursday decried the declaration of Boko
Haram and Ansaru as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation by the
United States Government.
The National President of the AYF, Alh Gambo Gujungu, told Vanguard in an interview that the latest branding of the two groups would create more security challenges for the nation than envisaged.
According to Gujungu, the move would escalate terrorism
rather than curtail it.
Gujungu explained that it was wrong to place a faceless group, whose members are not known, as a FTO.
He said, "The Federal
Government has failed in unmasking those behind the Boko Haram attacks and has been spending our resources
looking for attackers after each attack.
"It is painful that despite all the intelligence available to Nigeria and the U.S, the real brains behind the terrorists have not been fished out.
"Rather than classifying these groups as FTO, the FG and the U.S should fish them and their sponsors out. We cannot say whether these terrorists are
Muslims given the level of their indiscriminate attacks on Muslims and Christians.
"But we are praying fervently to the Almighty Allah to expose those behind terrorism in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Government has already given its support to the action of the U.S, saying that it
was a step in the right
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, who spoke with newsmen last night, said: "The
US stance is a welcome
development; we salute the US Government for partnering with the Federal Government
to rout out terrorism.
"This step will assist this nation to deal with these renegades.
"It will also help in
strengthening the proscription of Boko Haram by the Federal
"We urge other super powers to emulate the US Government to check terrorism in any part of the world. A threat to any nation by the insurgents is a threat to global peace."