Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Insurgency: Govs In Support Of FG's Action, Says Tambuwal

All the 36 state governors will continue to give unalloyed support to the Federal Government in its efforts to restore peace and normalcy in the North East and other parts of the country, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto has said.
Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, with national leaders of the Jamaatul Izalatul Bid’a wa Iqatatus Sunna (JIBWIS), Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir (left) and Sheikh Yusuf Sambo Rigachikun during their visit to Sokoto Government House
“We all appreciated the need to confront the menace (of insurgency) with one voice. All of us fully support the President and our security agencies in ensuring that peace and normalcy returns to the North East in particular and all parts of the country in general,” 
Speaking when he received national leaders of the Jamaatul Izalatul Bid’a wa Iqatatus sunna (JIBWIS) in Sokoto Tuesday, Tambuwal religious groups have important roles to play in enlightening the people about skewed ideologies which are responsible for insurgency.
He said people should be very vigilant and to assist the security agencies in their responsibilities to secure the nation.

Earlier in his remarks, JIBWIS national leader, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir commended Tambuwal in his efforts to enhance unity and understanding among various religions groups in the country.
He said Sokoto government’s policies on education should be emulated by all states.
Jingir urged the Federal Government to take the issue of diversification of the economy seriously, adding that reliance of oil has the country’s main source of income has brought untold hardship to the people especially when price of the commodity nosedives in international market.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that media should stop “giving oxygen to the Boko Haram”, adding that the war cannot be successful without the cooperation of newsmen.
The minister of information believes the Nigerian army has mainly succeeded in defeating the insurgency because the militants are now “only operating from one or two local governments”.

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