By Oladele Oguntimehin
The Federal Government has said it will unravel the root cause of Boko Haram in the country in the soonest time possible. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) said this when he addressed aggrieved lawyers in the country who protested Boko Haram in his office.
Malami said a Judicial Commission of Inquiry may soon be set up to investigate how insurgency found its way into the country.
In the paper, addressed to the minister, the lawyers asked the federal government to avoid the grave mistake of past governments which led to resurrection of Niger Delta militancy. Director in charge of general services in the ministry, Mrs. Lola Uket, who represented the minister to receive the protesters assured them that the minister will act very fast on their demands.
Convener of the group, Samson Esekhaigbe Esq. and Nnena Okereke, publicity secretary said the recent development in the country is capable of causing serious political upheavals. “We are afraid that the senseless killings by this animalistic bunch will not stop unless their sponsors are identified, tried in our local courts or dragged to the International Criminal Court at The Hague and, accordingly, imprisoned for facilitating heinous crimes against humanity. This is the only way that enduring peace would return to the North and Nigeria in general.
The group condoled with those who lost their loved ones to insurgencies and insisted that the time to end Boko Haram is now, otherwise, the innocent blood spilt over the years will hunt us.