#Terrorism: Boko Haram Turning Nigeria To A War Zone - Tukur


Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on Wednesday raised the alarm that the increasing wave of bomb blasts and acts of terrorism especially in the North East “may turn the country into a war zone,” unless the trend was contained on time.

While predicting doom for the masterminds of the plot to destabilise Nigeria, he warned sponsors of terrorism in the country to “begin to retrace their steps with immediate effect.”

Tukur, who just returned to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia on Umra, urged the government of President Goodluck Jonathan not to give up on the fight against insurgents.

The ex-PDP chairman in an interview with journalists in Abuja condemned the use of teenage girls by terrorists with a view to imposing a regime of terror in Nigeria.

He said, “I am deeply troubled that the bomb explosions reported in Kanoon Mondaywere caused by teenage girls, who were brainwashed into joining the evil plot of killing innocent people in the most barbaric manner never witnessed in any clime".

No nation wins a war when its citizens are divided. I am calling for a general building of consensus among the Nigerian leaders irrespective of political party affiliations in the battle to contain terrorism in the country.”

He equally condemned the killing of innocent citizens in Borno and Adamawa states by insurgents, who, according to him, had failed to lay bare the principles behind their actions in the past five years.
Tukur also expressed dismay at the blame game by stakeholders on the activities of insurgents in the country.
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