Nigeria may go the Afghanistan way if…Custodian of National Conscience

Boko haram fighters
Bishop Sam Ayedogbon, Rev Ladi Thompson, and Rev Joseph Hayab at the press briefing 

 

A non-governmental organisation, Custodian of National Conscience has warned that Nigeria may go the Afghanistan way if the present culture of predator-prey paradigm persists in the country.

The group in a recent press parley addressed by the trio of Rev Ladi Thompson, Bishop Sam Ayedogbon, and Rev Joseph Hayab observed that the same issues that led to the take over by the Taliban of Afghanistan are playing out in Nigeria in very subtle ways.

They however advised Nigerians and the government to begin to embrace a non-violent communication strategy to stem the tide of the doom hanging over the nation.

They noted that many Nigerians are no longer shocked by bad news. “We are daily being traumatised. Our conscience is no longer functioning. There is a need to change this narrative and take steps to avert the looming danger” they said.

They informed that CNC is working on a campaign that would sensitize Nigerians to look beyond ethnic and religious differences to resolve conflicts.

The group also observed that the present deradicalization process of Boko Haram fighters is ill-informed and not pungent enough to stop what is ahead of the country.

They observed that those who are surrendering from the Boko Haram camp are doing so for selfish reasons and not because they really wanted to surrender.

The group said it is the coming of the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) that has informed the supposed surrender of some of the Boko Haram fighters.

CNC also noted that Nigeria is one of the three countries being targeted by the Taliban. “Nigeria is one of the countries being targeted by the Taliban. The first of the countries is Afghanistan, the second is Iran while Nigeria is the third country. If we continue the way we are going, we may go the Afghanistan way.” the group warned.

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