Daily Trust (Abuja)

26 June 2012

Nigeria: Mark to Northern Leaders - Act Before Boko Haram Grounds Region

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Uyo — Senate President David Mark yesterday called on leaders from the North to act "properly" to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency before it grounds the region.

Speaking yesterday at the opening session of the 2012 Senate Retreat in Uyo, Mark said, "under-development is obvious in the North. The activities of Boko Haram will not bring development to the North. The people complaining of under-development are the same people causing subsequent under-development through violence.

"The way the activities of Boko Haram are going at the moment, God forbid, it may lead to the break-up of this country because people will not take it for too long. Therefore, I call on the northern elders to come out quite frankly and assist in solving this problem."

Mark said despite the challenges posed by the activities of the sect, state affairs must continue.

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