Former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilos Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) on Tuesday said Nigeria must end the Boko Haram insurgency and tackle inter-religious conflicts.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Sokoto Catholic Diocese multi-purpose Secretariat, Danjuma who was the Special Guest of Honour also noted that the country was facing critical challenges of times, saying “we are at a critical stage of our history where terrorists are holding communities to hostage and hoisting their flags as their territory.”
“Inter-religious conflicts have been one of the most critical problems and catalysts to the country’s under development, unity and spirit of brotherhood.”
He said that the indiscriminate killings of innocent souls by the insurgents remained worrisome, noting that it is a critical challenge that both government and Nigerians have to collectively phase out.
He commended the Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Matthew Kukah, for facilitating and ensuring the completion of the secretariat within the lean resources available.