BUSH MEN: Jonathan says Boko Haram members and sponsors are uncivilised

Published:7 Nov, 2012

SIX days after the fundamentalist  Islamic sect, Boko Haram, set conditions for ceasefire, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday  described   its members and  sponsors as “uncivilised”

“Terminating innocent lives through terrorist acts is primitive, so perpetrators and sponsors of terrorism through Boko Haram cannot be anything but uncivilised,” Jonathan said.

He  spoke in Dutse, Jigawa State  as he  ended his two-day visit to the state.

Stressing that it was wrong for any individual or group to resort to killing to express grievances, the President said Boko Haram’s  activities were inhibiting national development.

Jonathan therefore  admonished  all Nigerians to speak out in condemnation of terrorist acts in the country.

Boko Haram has since 2009  attacked  military and police facilities, worship centres and drinking joints among others.

No fewer than 1,000 people have been killed in attacks by the sect members.

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