FG to Unravel Root Cause of Insurgency in Nigeria, Says AGF


Alex Enumah in Abuja
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has assured that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will soon unravel the root cause of insurgency in the country.

Malami made this disclosure yesterday in Abuja while addressing aggrieved lawyers in the country who protested the menace of Boko Haram to his office.

 He said a judicial commission of inquiry might soon be put together to investigate how insurgency found its way into the country.

 About 100 lawyers under the umbrella body of Lawyers United for Equality and Human Rights Advocacy protested to the office of the AGF to demand the investigation and prosecution of persons found to have been sponsoring insurgency in the country.

The director in charge of General Services in the Ministry, Mrs. Lola Uket, who received the protesters on behalf of the minister, assured them that the minister will respond swiftly to their demands.

“You have made your demands and I am sure the minister will act and act very fast to meet your demands. I believe you gave a time frame in your demand and I am sure they will all be met. Your demands have not been met before now not because of negligence on the part of the minister but because of certain circumstances.
“Let us be patient with them because they are also learned men like you. Let us give them the benefit of the doubt that something will be done”, she said.

 The lawyers in their position paper, asked the minister to ensure the investigation and prosecution of sponsors of the Islamic terrorist group, and ensure their prosecution at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In the paper addressed to the Attorney-General, the lawyers asked the federal government to avoid the grave mistake of government in the past that led to the intermittent resurrection of Niger Delta militancy.
The Convener of the group, Samson Esekhaigbe Esq. and Nnena Okereke, the Publicity Secretary said the recent development In the country is capable of causing serious political upheavals.
He also said they are pointers to the fact that the top politicians in Borno State who created Boko Haram are still in touch with their “foot soldiers”.