Oct 2nd, 2011 – Boko Haram: Yoruba Community Council Urges For Double Effort on Security
The Southsouth zone of the Yoruba Community Council has called on the security agencies in the country to redouble their efforts and do more of intelligence gathering in order to be able to tackle the incessant bomb blasts from the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
The level of insecurity in Nigeria was also described as alarming by the Council, while “strongly” condemning all acts of terrorism and nefarious activities by any sect in the country.
This was contained in a communiqué issued and signed by the President-General of the Council, Chief Wale Solagbade and six leaders from other states in Port Harcourt, Rivers State yesterday, after its quarterly meeting.
The Council noted that the issue of security should not be left for only the government, urging all Nigerians to be security-conscious and report suspicious items or persons to the security agencies.
It said: “We urge officials of the state and Federal Government to bear in mind that they exist only for the security and welfare of the people and not for the security and welfare of select few.
“Whatever action the government takes should be for the security and welfare of the people. Does the removal of fuel subsidy satisfy this criterion? The people’s answer is no. Fuel subsidy should not be removed.”