President of the Senate, David Mark, has said that the battle against insecurity, particularly the activities of the Boko Haram sect is a collective one.
He also stated that he still stand on his stance that the time has come for the Northern elite to address the activities of the sect.
Mark, who stated this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, while addressing journalists at the end of the Senate retreat, warned that the only way to solve the Boko Haram is to tackle religious fundamentalism.
He said, “We must tackle religious fundamentalism, we must not shy away from it. I would want the elders to understand this”.
He also cautioned that “time is not on our side in taking decision on how to tackle the present situation we found ourselves in”, saying that was why the Senate chose the theme of the retreat: The National Assembly and National Security.
Mark , who also declared that he stands by his views that elders in the North must do more to stem the rising violence in the region, said he never excluded himself in the categorisation saying; “I am also a Northern Elder”.