IJAW YOUTHS ACCEPT SACK OF AZAZI
Ijaw youths, yesterday, said that they have accepted the sack of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), General Owei Azazi (Rtd) in good faith. They noted, however, that his sack was not the solution to the rising spate of bombings in the northern parts of the country by the Boko Haram sect.
The Youths under the aegis of the Ijaw People Development Initiative said though the sack of Azazi and others could lead to a more proactive security strategy against the onslaught of the Boko Haram, the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan should rise to his responsibility as the Commander-in-Chief and arrest the deteriorating security situation that was threatening the unity of the country.
The group in a statement issued yesterday in Yenagoa and signed by its President, Comrade Ozobo Austin, said the sack of Azazi was an indication of the mounting pressure and admittance of failure in the current security campaign of the President.
The group however noted that the report available to it showed that the rising cases of bomb attacks on churches and innocent southern community in the north by the Boko Haram was gradually mounting pressure on youths from the Southern part of the country to launch a reprisal attack on Mosques.
The Ijaw youths challenged the political class from the southern parts of the country to rise up and help rescue the Christians and southerners in the northern parts of the country until the poor security situation was arrested.' We blame the leaders of thought in the south and Niger Delta region for not showing adequate concern over the welfare of the southerners in the north'.