(Codewit) Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has described Boko Haram as rebels who are fighting for a change in governance. What an Absurd?
Ribadu who was also the presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2011 elections said that the world is gradually moving ahead and Nigeria should not be allowed to go down by acts of extremists.
â€œThe emerging suicide bombers are rebels who are telling the nation that things are not right. So, it is time for us to wake up. This is the truth and the reality.â€
â€œWe have kept on talking about the likes of Sardauna of Sokoto, Tafawa Balewa and the rest of them because they did good job, they taught you people who are today our fathers and they left you with the responsibility to continue with the good work, some of you indeed carried it and did it very well.â€
â€œWe have learnt from you and we believe it is also our challenge today to continue with what you people have started,â€ he added.
â€œToday, it is a modern world. Today it is a different world. It is not the world of 1950s or 1960s; things have changed. Please, let us take note of that. Let us understand that this world we are talking about today is a different one.â€
â€œWe have new challenges, modern things, difficulties that require modern and new approach and solutions. This generation of young Northerners are asking for opportunity and chance for them to also play their own role, listen to them and give them chance,â€ Ribadu charged.