Maku urges unity against in­sur­gents

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Lat­i­fat Opoola

In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Labaran Maku has called on both Chris­tians and Mus­lims to be united to de­feat the Boko Haram in­sur­gents whose plan was to di­vide and set the people against each other.

The min­is­ter made the call yes­ter­day at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ak­wanga at a Church Ser­vice to com­mem­o­rate the Easter cel­e­bra­tions, a state­ment is­sued by his spokesman Joseph Mu­tah said.

Maku ob­served that the pat­tern of killings by the in­sur­gents sug­gest they were out to cause con­fu­sion and cast the govern­ment in bad light.

“The rea­son for the killings is sa­tanic, it is to cause con­fu­sion in the coun­try, and to make the people hate the govern­ment and fight among our­selves”, he stated.

The min­is­ter as­sured that govern­ment is do­ing ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to check the ac­tiv­i­ties of ter­ror­ists in the coun­try in­clud­ing de­ploy­ing new tech­nolo­gies, and urged the pub­lic to sup­port se­cu­rity agencies by re­main­ing vig­i­lant and reporting sus­pi­cious move­ment and char­ac­ters to the ap­pro­pri­ate au­thor­i­ties.

PHOTO: SANI MAIKATANGA

From left: Kano State Deputy Gover­nor, Dr. Ab­dul­lahi Umar Gan­duje; Emir of Dutse, Nuhu Muham­madu Sunusi; Jus­tice Ti­j­jani Abubakar and Guest speaker, Prof. Dahiru Ya­haya, dur­ing the Birnin Kudu Old Boys As­so­ci­a­tion 2013 An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing and com­mis­sion­ing of their Na­tional Sec­re­tariat in Kano on Sun­day.

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