By Festus Fifen
The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, The Most Reverend Oche Job has said that Nigeria’s invitation to world powers in the fight against terrorism will not solve our problems if we don’t make efforts to help ourselves locally, noting that issues of terrorism all over the world is always a difficult for any Government to tackle.
The Archbishop who was speaking with BEN Television in an Exclusive interview on 15 years of uninterrupted democratic rule in Nigeria said that since the demands of the Boko Haram Sect has been Characterised by strange and foreign ideologies, government should also look inward for solutions to it.
“The government should have the moral courage to deal with those who are threatening this nation for their selfish reasons, some people will say we would do this or do that if things does not happen this way, most of them carry out these threats without any reaction from the government; and I can tell you that they are just looking for a way to discredit this government, they should be arrested and prosecuted. We know these boko haram insurgent don’t have the resources to sustain themselves, so those behind them should be arrested” he quipped.
Archbishop Job while calling on government to adequately equip the military with modern tools for fighting terrorism called on all Nigerians to be vigilant and report all suspicious movements and activities to law enforcement agencies.
On the issue of the Benefits of democratic rule after 15 years in Nigeria, Archbishop job said no matter how one looks at it, Democracy is better that military rule. “Those young ones. Who never witnessed any form of military rule may tell you that nothing is happening but I can tell you that we are making progress; it may not be the way we want it to be in the areas of corruption. Poverty eradication, Nepotism and infra structural development, there are still indications that we have not gotten it right yet, but we have hope that one day all will be well” he noted