After taking a critical look at the current insecurity situation occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram in the country, a renowned clergyman, the Anglican bishop of Kaduna Diocese, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, yesterday told President Jonathan to expect more destruction and the worst stage of restlessness should he refuse to dialogue with the dreaded sect members.
He said, "It is unfortunate that some ill-informed religious leaders are advising government against dialogue. I believe it is wrong. It would lead to destruction and the worst stage of restlessness. Dialogue means, listen to me and I listen to you. Dialogue does not mean that you leave your position and take my position. The ultimate aim of dialogue is understanding and government must call these people to a dialogue with a view of putting an end to these insurgencies."
Bishop Fearon who also expressed sadness over President Jonathan's inability to implement Sheik Ahmed Lemu's post-presidential panel of inquiry one year after, said, "by now, government should have don't something to those indicted by the Lemu panel; the people indicted are still moving around without being taken to any law court."
Fearon, a member of the Sheik Lemu Committee, added: "How could that serve as deterrent to other troublemakers? One year later, the white paper is not out. It is not good and it would stop the reoccurring of crises in Nigeria because those involved and have been indicted have not been brought to justice."
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