A NON-GOVERMENTAL and faith based organization in Lagos, the Centre for Righteous Living (CRIL), yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently halt the activities of the Boko Haram sect or resign as President of Nigeria.
The call came following the December 25 bomb attack in Suleja and other parts of the country in which many people were killed.
Addressing reporters in Lagos, the CRIL’s National President, Rev. Solomon Aderibigbe Adegbolagun, said the barbaric killing of Christians in their place of worship and abode on a Christmas day showed that “the Boko Haram sect has declared jihad on fellow citizens He also lamented that the Federal Government was not doing enough to guarantee the safety of life and property in the country.
The group called on President Jonathan to immediately “change all the security chiefs for their failure to unravel and arrest the sponsors of Boko Haram, or resign as failure to sack the security chiefs and stop the activities of Boko Haram sect was an indication that he could not handle the situation”.
While calling on Muslims leaders in the countr to “unequivocally denounce the activities of this group and identify them for arrest and prosecution, the CRIL’s chief advised that a state of emergency be declared in the affected states.
They also urged the amendment of the constitution to allow for state police,stressing however that Christians should refrain from any retaliatory measures.