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"Northern Presidency Won’t Stop Boko Haram"

"Northern Presidency Won’t Stop Boko Haram"

The Catholic Church on Tuesday said allowing the North to produce the president in 2015 might not stop the Boko Haram sect from attacking its enemies and targets.

The Church argued that with the recent attack on the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, by suspected terrorists, it had become clearer that giving the North to produce the president in 2015 would not placate the sect.

The Church said this just as it advanced reasons why it took the decision to quit the Christian Association of Nigeria.

The Diocesan Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, Monsignor Christopher Ajala, stated this at a news conference organised as part of the activities to mark the 15th anniversary of the creation of the diocese.

Ajala, who ruled out the possibility of solving the Boko Haram insurgency with dialogue, stressed that it would be a herculean task to track down the members of the sect for any discussion.

The cleric however urged the Federal Government to be more sincere in handling the menace of insecurity created by the activities of the sect.

On CAN, the church, said, “What the Catholic Bishops Conference is complaining about the way they are running the national CAN now, that it’s not meeting the objective and the goals of the CAN founding fathers now, that CAN is now being run as part of the government.

I don’t know, what can we call them after Executive, Legislative, Judiciary then may be they are the religious arm.”

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