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Fear Politicians More Than Herdsmen, Boko Haram, Christian Cleric Warns Nigerians
Fear Politicians More Than Herdsmen, Boko Haram, Christian Cleric Warns Nigerians

Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, on Thursday wrote to Nigerians, touching on the greatest problems facing the masses with particular focus on security.

Blaming the problem of security on politicians, the cleric declared that politicians were more harmful to Nigerians than the incessant attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen.

The former Archbishop said the recent call by former Defence Minister, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma (retd), for self-defence should normally cause apprehensions in the presidency, since its legitimacy was in doubt.

In his latest letter to the nation, entitled “We are waiting and watching 2,” Okogie said politicians, rather than herdsmen, kidnappers and armed robbers, were the real threat to the nation’s security.

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His letter came at a time Rev. Fr. Matthew Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, said it would be the greatest miracle for Nigeria to pull through the 2019 elections successfully.

Okogie said rather than worry about several informed admonitions, government’s apologists, as usual, opted to insult the messenger, insisting that the nation’s “political leaders constitute the greatest threat to security in this country, not armed robbers nor kidnappers, not Boko Haram nor herdsmen.”

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