By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja
A human right group, Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Liberation (CALSER) has thrown its weight on the Federal Government’s decision to investigate and prosecute Boko Haram sponsors in the Northeast.
According to the group, the move confirmed the FG’s “unalloyed commitment to preserving the sanctity of lives and properties of all Nigerians.’’
Speaking in Abuja, yesterday, the convener of the group, Princess Ajibola hailed the Nigerian military for its tremendous feat in the war against terrorism despite conspiracy by desperate politicians and their cohorts in foreign countries.
They maintained that the groups of people have continually engaged in acts that undermine the efforts of the military, from supplying food, drugs, to arming Boko Haram terrorists.
Consequently, the center backed the FG to investigate and prosecute these Nigerians who have formed a deadly alliance with international non-governmental organizations as it will mark the final victory over the terrorist group.
The Centre equally urged relevant security agencies to begin the process of profiling and identifying these individuals and organizations that have elected to enemies of our great country.
The statement reads in parts; ‘’This is also on the heels of the ongoing rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons back to their communities and their loved ones by the Nigerian Military as a part of its strategic objective of ensuring that all displaced persons are reunited with their families and loved ones.
‘’We also call on the judiciary to embrace this worthy initiative by setting up special courts that will dispense justice and in record time. The judiciary must also not allow itself to be manipulated, as in the case in the past.
‘’President Muhammadu Buhari must, as a matter of national interest, ensure that anyone found guilty gets maximum punishment as it would serve as a deterrent to others and an avenue for them to repent from their evil ways.
‘’We indeed in support of the decision of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to investigate and prosecute the sponsors of the Boko Haram group in the light of the prevailing circumstances.
‘’We are indeed convinced that this line of action will mark the final victory over the terrorist group as their sponsors have continued to use falsehood, mischief, and propaganda to manipulate the minds of Nigerians and diverting attention from their evil acts.’’