How to tackle terrorism, by ALGON boss
President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Akuso Yusuf Danjuma, has said that to tackle terrorism, Nigerians must de-emphasise religion.
Speaking to Daily Trust in Kaduna, Danjuma said Nigerians’ co-existence should not be based on religion, noting that religion is a personal relationship with God.
“If you go to some countries, nobody talks about religion; religion is a personal relationship with God and as such should not have anything to do with your neighbour. In the past, Christians and Muslims co-existed without any problem but these virtues are no longer there and until we bring back our traditions and culture, things will not get better,” he said.
He added: “If I am a Christian, I should not force anybody to become a Christian and vice versa. You must not be a Christian before you can do business or work with another person”.
While noting that security challenge is not peculiar to one state, he urged Nigerians to work collectively as a team.