Tinubu also cautioned that the planned amnesty for members of the sect should not be a blanket one adding that “those with blood in their hands must be punished.”
Tinubu who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday while condoling with Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State over the death of his deputy, Mrs. Funmilayo Olayinka, also berated the Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government for the poor state of security in the country.
“Any government, which cannot guarantee peace and security in its domain is a failure”, he said.
“President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP have failed the nation in terms of security. Security is the first thing in any nation. No foreigner will collaborate with you if there is no security in your country. Insecurity in the country has caused inflation and retardation. It has increased the cost of doing business and the cost of shipment of goods into the country has gone up.
“If a President is clueless about security, if he cannot by now, at a time he is about to celebrate the centenary of Nigeria’s existence and 53 years of independence, track and identify the root cause of terrorism, it means he has nothing to offer the country,” he said
On the way forward, he said, “The cure is to find a way of solving the problem. Find a way to compensate the victims. Those who are dead, pastors and others killed cannot be brought back to life. No compensation can bring them back until resurrection day. But the victims and relatives of the dead should be compensated. This could lessen their grief and make them to feel that the nation cares about them.
“Also, you have to identify those fighting because of injustice done to them and those fighting the country for no just cause. There must be stick with the carrot. The amnesty should not be a blanket one; those with blood in their hands must be punished.”