This Day (Lagos)

3 December 2012

Nigeria: Don't Take Boko Haram Threat Lightly, Gambari Warns

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Insecurity in Nigeria Unrelenting

Former Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a Special Adviser to United Nations secretary-general, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has warned government not to take the threat Boko Haram poses to the corporate integrity of Nigeria lightly.

Gambari gave the warning Monday at the 1st Annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial lecture on leadership and Good Governance held at the Shehu Yar'Adua Center, Abuja.

Also at the lecture, a former Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Works and Secretary to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said he believes it was not in the political interest of the President Goodluck Jonathan to resolve the security challenges posed by the violent sect, and therefore appealed to northern governors to tackle the security challenge before it was too late.

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