5 April 2013

Nigeria: Boko Haram Are Too Illiterate for Their Sophisticated Attacks - Kalu

Photo: Daily Trust
Nigerian northern elders

Immediate past governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has made further clarifications on his assertion of a linkage between security agencies and the spate of bombings in the country.

In a statement he made before a group of London based Nigerian businessmen and politicians at the Legal Institute, London, Kalu said he was concerned that his assertion about the complicity of security agencies in the spate of bombings that have particularly targeted Igbo people in the Northern part of Nigeria has been misinterpreted and taken entirely out of context.

A statement by his assistant, Mr. Oyekunle Oyewumi clarifying Kalu's position, said that it was illogical to believe that the Boko Haram operatives given their degree of illetracy could have the intellectual fibre to plan such sophisticated attacks as have been launched against Ndigbo.

He said: "For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Kalu's position is that the security agencies should take a hard look at themselves and their modus operandi.

"They should be vigilant in order to ensure that the purported bad eggs that have infiltrated the ranks of various branches of national security agencies are not the ones responsible for the unending atrocities.

"It is quite right that the searchlight must be beamed in every single direction, including the security outfit, without fear or favour, as we grapple with the nightmare of terrorism and bloody carnage in this country."

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