Bishop Francis Wale Oke has said President Goodluck Jonathan should prove to Nigerians that they do not have weakling and lame duck as leaders by dealing decisively with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram for declaring a caliphate in Gwoza.
Oke said it was amazing that since the insurgents had hoisted their illegal flag in Gwoza, the FG had not taken any swift reaction in dealing with the situation and to make matters worse, about 480 soldiers defected to another place.
“That some Islamic insurgents would be beheading Christians, take over 300 girls hostage, take over our churches and desecrate the sanctuary of God is totally unacceptable. You begin to ask the question, do we have the government in place? The government should show to us that he is capable of handling the situation”, he said. If we, Christians are not posing any threat to the nation, then we deserve to be protected. For more than 48 hours, they had declared a caliphate and seized a portion of the entity called Nigeria and we are yet to hear any swift reaction from the government. This is very amazing”.
He said Boko Haram was following the scripts of Islamic State in Iraq and that holding arms akimbo after such a treasonable declaration would be very antithetical to the unity and oneness of the country.
He stressed that the military should not be blamed at all for the actions of the soldiers but should put the blame at the doorstep of the authorities adding that the incident was a big shame to our military and the nation.