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CAN blames leaders for Boko Haram insurgency

26 March 2013, 10:25

Ilorin - The Boko Haram insurgency will disappear if political leaders refuse to play politics with religion, the Chairman of  the Kwara State Branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. James Folaranmi, has said.

Folaranmi made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Monday.

He appealed to the political class to desist from playing politics with religion to tackle the insurgency.

"Political leaders should be faithful in addressing the Boko Haram issue and desist from using it to their advantage.

"The idea of allowing people to hide under the canopy of religion should be disallowed. The Boko Haram issue is politicised to the detriment of  innocent Nigerians," he said.

The CAN chairman argued  that  government and other stake holders needed to join forces to tackle the  spate of insecurity in the country.

He appealed to government to do more in its efforts to ensure the safety of lives and property.

Folaranmi also called on  traditional rulers and leaders of thought  to collaborate with government and security agencies to  find a lasting solution to the increasing level of insecurity in the country.



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