Abuja Bomb Blast: IYC Wants Boko Haram's Sponsors Exposed
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, April 15, (THEWILL) â€' The foremost Ijaw youth organisation, Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), has called on the Federal Government to fish out sponsors of the Boko Haram extremists.
The group spoke against the backdrop of the incessant terror attack by the terrorist group.
IYC said it is high time the Federal Government took drastic and far- reaching steps against sponsors of terrorism in the country.
The group said the bomb blast at Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, is an indication that Boko Haram has infiltrated the nation's seat of power.
It stressed that the recent attack has shown that Boko Haram has an agenda to extend its activities to other parts of the country once they have succeeded to overrun the North East.
Joining league of people condemning the bomb blast which killed dozens of people and injured many others, IYC said that it received with utmost disbelief the news of the terrorist attack.
In a statement signed by its spokesman, Eric Omare, the group vehemently condemned the attack and commiserated with the families of the victims and the Federal Government.
While considering the deadly nature of attack and the implication on the nation's security, IYC called on the Federal Government to take drastic and far-reaching steps against sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria.
The problem of terrorism cannot be resolved without tackling the source of their sponsorship, the group said.
The group added that the sponsors of Boko Haram should be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
IYC however said the Federal Government cannot claim ignorance of the sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria with all the security apparatus at its disposal.
'Government must act decisively irrespective of whose ox is gored and protect the ordinary people of Nigeria,' the statement said.
'The interest of the generality of Nigerians is over and above the interest of a few power hungry people who are sponsoring terrorism.
'The IYC wishes to reiterate its earlier position that the ultimate objective of the sponsors of Boko Haram and terrorism is to make the country ungovernable and forcefully take over the government of Nigeria.
'Hence, it is an issue that government must treat with utmost seriousness.
We commend the effort of security agencies in tackling the challenge of terrorism and once again state our call for the extension of the existing state of emergency in the North East of Nigeria.
'The Nyanya attack has shown that Boko Haram has an agenda to extend its activities to other parts of the country once they are successful in overrunning the North East.