Cleric faults Jonathan over Boko Haram

Cleric faults Jonathan over Boko Haram

The Bishop of Akure Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Michael Ipinmoye, has faulted  the dismissal of security chiefs by President Goodluck Jonathan insisting that it was not be a final solution to the  Boko Haram insurgence in the country.

President Jonathan recently fired the National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi (Rtd.) and the Minister of Defence, Dr. Bello Haliru over the state of insecurity in most of the Northern states.

However, Bishop Ipinmoye at a news conference to usher in the 3rd session of the tenth synod of the diocese that the Federal Government still needs to take tougher decisions to put an end to the crisis.

The cleric noted that despite the dismissal of the security chiefs, many innocent lives  had been lost due to the activities of the dreaded sect.

He stated further: “We are not taking the issue of Boko Haram the way we shoul, although the President must have reasons for sacking the people, but I believe he should have done better that what he is doing, one thing I know to my tears is that only God knows how many people have died in a particular part of the country because of the activities of this group.

“It is clear that if the Federal Government wants the Boko Haram activities to stop today, it will stop, they know those behind this group, it is a pity that the president is behaving as he is doing, we thought we will get something better from him.

“Let the president do the right thing to bring a lasting peace to this country, it should be noted that God is not happy with Nigeria because of the shedding of the blood of the innocent ones”.

But the Bishop however said the church would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the country, saying that with God all things are possible.

He said the synod, with the theme, “The faithfulness of God” holding at St. David’s Anglican Church, Akure from July 5 to 8, 2012 would be his last in the diocese as he would be retiring by March 2013.

The Synod, he said, would also address the issue of corruption and the ever increasing unemployment rate in the country