More criticisms have greeted the attacks on Sabon Gari Park in Kano State, with the Northern District Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev. Isaac Komolafe, calling on the Federal Government to review its counter-terrorism strategies.
Also, the Ndigbo Unity Forum has warned of a breakdown of peace and order should the Federal Government fail to take decisive measures to halt the Boko Haram killings.
Komolafe said it was wrong for the government to treat the continued destruction of lives and properties in the north with kid gloves, adding, “Terrorism cannot be wished away”.
The cleric, who spoke while unfolding plan for his church’s forthcoming crusade entitled ‘the King is alive’, noted that government could not afford to fold its hands and watch the wanton killing of citizens.
He said the attack on the luxury buses portrayed a dangerous ethnic dimension, which could result in bloodletting in the country.
The NUF, in a statement on Sunday, by itsPresident and Director, Planning and Research of NUF, Mr. Augustine Chukwudum and Mr. Ugochukwu Obinka, said the activities of Boko Haram had not only brought hardship in the North, but also undermined the security of the country.
The forum also urged the Federal Government to take action immediately to repatriate all illegal immigrants in the North to their respective countries.
Meanwhile, former Minister of Aviation, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, has called on the northern elders to discuss with members of the Boko Haram and persuade them to unmask themselves.
Graham-Douglas said this was necessary for members of the sect to benefit from any form of amnesty from the Federal Government.
He suggested that those proposing amnesty for sect should first advise its members to identify themselves and speak out on their reason for killing innocent Nigerians.
Graham-Douglas, who spoke in Port Harcourt on Saturday, recalled how Niger Delta elders met with militants in the region and persuaded them to drop their weapons and embrace peace.