Approved strategy on terrorist group is "completely unreasonable"
Monsignor Kaigama, who had just arrived from London where he attended a conference on religious freedom stated, “Unfortunately, I am not surprised that these attacks continue to occur, because the approved strategy to combat Boko Haram is completely unreasonable. Despite the efforts of the military and security forces in those regions, the amount of progress that Boko Haram has made in Borno and Adamawa is especially disturbing. We are completely baffled by how this has happened. We have yet to receive an answer from anyone. I believe that our politicians are unnecessarily preoccupied with next year’s election campaigns.”
Kaigama added that, “It is time to leave behind inconsequential political interests and focus on the nation’s interests. Finally, Kaigama stated that, “Everyone must put aside their political squabbling for the time being and focus on strategies to deal with these perilous circumstances, because the entire population finds themselves in a situation where they either must flee the violence or live under circumstances where there is a complete lack of security.”
Translated by Donald Puhlman from an article that originally appeared in Aleteia’s Arabic edition.