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Clerics urge FG to enforce anti-terorism laws

29 June 2012, 17:14

Some clergymen on Friday urged the Federal Government to ensure full enforcement of existing laws on terrorism to bring to book those responsible for bombings in the country.

The clerics said that government needed to take decisive action without fear or favour and possibly step on some toes to resolve the problem.

``We have relevant laws regarding security but as long as we failed to apply the laws, we will continue to have problems.

``Our books are not short of laws, what we lack is just the muscle to fight the problem,” Monsignor Gabriel Osu, spokesman for the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos said.

Osu said that those perpetrating these crimes were within the country and not from outside and urged the authorities to bring them to book in order to move the nation forward.

Femi Asiwaju, Lagos State Vice-President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, noted that activities of the Boko Haram sect had worsened the security situation in the country in the past two years.

``I want to believe that what is going on now is a political arrangement to bring peace in the country, and once peace is restored no compromise is too big or too small for peace,” he said.

Bayo Akinola of the Lord Mission Ministry International Church urged the President Goodluck Jonathan to use his position as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to deal decisively with those perpetrating crime.

“Sincerely speaking, what we are facing is more spiritual than physical, we pray that God would give government the wisdom and boldness to address this issue.



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