Boko Haram’s next target may be Abuja – Ekweremadu tells Buhari
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Thursday, called on the Federal government to step up its fight against the Boko Haram sect so stop them from entering into the nation’s capital.
The legislator said the last administration of Goodluck Jonathan did well by curtailing the activities of the Islamic terrorist, which had now escalated.
He warned that if nothing was done as fast as possible, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, would be the next target of Boko Haram.
Ekweremadu stated this, during an interactive section with journalists in Abuja.
According to him, “I am worried about the insurgence of the Boko Haram activities in Nigeria. Shortly before the inauguration of the present government, the country had almost rolled back Boko Haram and its activities in every part of Nigeria – from Adamawa to Borno to Yobe.
“I was hoping that when we come back in the 8th Assembly, that I will work with our colleagues from the North-East to develop a plan of action that will help to rehabilitate that part of Nigeria. I feel so concerned about the suffering of our people from the North-East of Nigeria.
“I had hoped that by now we would be tasking ourselves on how best to rebuild that part of Nigeria. Regrettably, the actions of Boko Haram seems to have resurfaced now not only in Borno, they have carried out their activities also in Plateau, they have gone to Adamawa, Kaduna.
“I am worried that if nothing is done, the next target would be Abuja. Maybe they start going to South. It is important for us as those in government, whether Executive or Legislature, to come together to find solutions to these problems.
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“We must be on the same page on this matter. I believe that it is time for us to have meetings with the Executive as well as the security agencies in order to find out exactly what has happened – why the resurgence of these Boko Haram activities and what we can do as a people to ensure that this matter is dealt with decisively,” he added.