Former Director General, Department of State Service (DSS) Chief Albert Horsefall, has called on Nigerians to unite against Boko Haram insurgency, describing it as a threat to the nation’s unity.
Horsefall told Vanguard at the weekend that the terror group had stated its intentions clearly to seize and control some part of the nation. He said all Nigerians must resist the move by the terrorists.
“These people (Boko Haram) have expressed an aim to take over control of Nigeria’s territory, thereby undermining the country’s territorial integrity. This is something we must never compromise as a country,” said Horsefall.
He described Boko Haram as a threat to peace and cautioned security chiefs against making premature comments as regards Nigeria’s fight against insurgency by the sect.
“I am afraid that some of the things our defence chief in particular, says are rather premature. He should not have said them. On the issue of the Chibok girls, is it the Chief of Defence Staff, or a politician who should come out to say Nigeria has agreed to a cease fire with Boko Haram? It is a political issue. A politician should have handled it and not the Chief of Defence Staff,” he said.