The President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has called on the Federal Government to “impose full scale emergency rule” in the North East states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
Oritsejafor said the President Goodluck Jonathan government has been giving the states where the activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect have been on the increase soft landing.
Speaking on Friday with Journalist in Abuja, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria during a prayer session opine that a full military operation without civilians would restore normalcy to the North East.
The call for an overhaul of civilian governors was made during the prayer organized for the protection and safe arrival of the over 230 abducted female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno Sate.
The CAN President stated that the extension of emergency rule in the three states would be justified, insisting that without the military operations, the dreaded sect would have taken over governments in the affected states.
Oritsejafor said, “Government is very justified by extending the emergency rule in the North Eastern part of the country. Like I always say, before the state of emergency was declared, more than half of Borno state, for example was in the hands of Boko Haram.
“If it was not declared, what would have happened by now? I believe that extending the state of emergency is good, probably they should even go further than that. I believe there is a problem on ground right now, it is like the military and the governors are working at cross purposes.
“It is better to move civilians out of the way and then go straight with full military operation.”
He said, “We were told WAEC told the governor that those girls in Chibok Girls Secondary School should be taken to Maiduguri. But the governor was quoted to have said “no” that they were safe in the place. So who do you hold responsible?
“Now you are holding the military responsible, but WAEC did not write the military, it wrote to the governor. If a military man was in charge, probably we would not be talking like this.”