Terrorists holding Nigeria to ransom - Lagos Archbishop

Terrorists holding Nigeria to ransom - Lagos Archbishop

- A Catholic Archbishop has called for a sustained onslaught against terror groups operating in Nigeria and its regions

- The Archbishop said the terrorists are holding Nigeria to ransom

- According to the cleric, it is important that the security architecture of the nation be reviewed from time to time, even if it means changing personalities

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Martin, has decried the continued attacks on Nigeria's soil by members of the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists' groups.

Martins speaking at the celebration of the 53rd World Day of Peace at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos on Wednesday, January 1, said the terror groups are holding Nigeria as a country to ransom.

He further urged the Federal Government and the Nigerian Military to intensify its counter-offensive to crush the groups and restore normalcy to end fear among citizens.

The Archbishop said Nigeria's security is in dire need of serious strategies to enable it to crush Boko Haram, ISWAP, kidnappers and rogue herdsmen, who have made life unbearable for citizens.

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“Therefore, I plead with the Federal Government to put more decisive measures in place to curb the lingering cases of insecurity in the country in 2020."

“It is important that the security architecture of the nation be reviewed from time to time, even if it means changing personalities. So, I want them to focus a lot more on security as well as do a lot more in providing the infrastructure necessary for growth," Martins said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Military had said that there were 27 terrorists' attacks repelled by troops within two weeks in the north east region.

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Nigeria's Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas, said the feat was achieved by the military in collaboration with its regional partners.

Ekwe-Ibas also said the military had made a lot of progress in decimating members of the terror groups in the region.

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