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- Friday, 29 June 2012
- By Elombah.com
...Call For FTO Status For Boko Haram, Lambast Nplf And Urge Nigerian Withdrawal From OIC
Washington DC. - In their first collective response to current extreme Islamic terrorism in Nigeria, Nigerians and “Naija-Americans” in the United States have given an unequivocal condemnation of the string of deadly,
bombings of Christian Churches in Northern Nigeria by Boko Haram. Boko Haram (in Hausa, translates Western Education is sinful) is a Moslem terrorist organization operating mainly in the Northern Sharia Belt of Nigeria.
Following series of meetings held in Baltimore Maryland, Nigerian Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT) denounced Northern Nigerian political leaders for provocative comments presaging Boko Haram violence. They issued the following statements:
1. “We, Nigerians and Americans of Nigerian heritage living in the USA, totally condemn the
senseless and continuing savagery and slaughter of innocent lives of Nigerians in Northern
Nigeria by Boko Haram. We call on the Moslem and political leadership of Northern Nigeria,
especially the NPLF, to bring this to an immediate and unconditional halt.”
2. “We wish the Goodluck Administration to note that the rationale for the endless cycle of ethnic
and religious killings in Northern Nigeria, especially of Igbos and other indigenes of Nigeria as in
the Jos crisis is primarily because no Nigerian government, state or Federal, has ever prosecuted
anyone for these crimes. This time around, we not only expect the Federal Government of Nigeria
to deploy its security apparatus in defense of innocent citizens of Nigeria inhabiting the Sharia
Belt of Nigeria, but also prosecute to the maximum, perpetrators and agitators of Boko Haram
violence. These crimes rise to the level of Crimes against Humanity and should be so handled. “
3. The genesis of the present crisis stems from post-electoral, irresponsible and unstatesmanlike
remarks from the likes of General Buhari, Adamu Ciroma and former Nigerian Vice President
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. These men, previous apex office holders in Nigerian political hierarchy,
currently are all members of the ultra-secretive, religious, Northern Political Leadership Forum
(NPLF). Notably, as a group, NPLF has never uttered a syllable of condemnation for the Boko
Haram blood-shed. Rather, the statements attributed to their membership indicate tacit support for
continued Boko Haram violence as a surrogate for Islamic, Hausa-Fulani, continued political
dominance of Nigeria.
4. Inflammatory statements such as: “Those that make peaceful change impossible make violent
change inevitable”- Alhaji Abubakar Atiku the former Vice President of Nigeria!
“They keep on saying Boko Haram should come out in the open, let them stop attacking people.
That sounds very strange to many of us”- Mallam Adamu Ciroma, Former Governor Central
Bank of Nigeria. The question may be who are us?
"Anything short of a Northern President is tantamount to stealing our presidency.” - Lawal Kaita
“If what happened in 2011 (alleged rigging) should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God,
the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood-“Mohammed Buhari- A former Military
Ruler of Nigeria.
5. Deductive from these insensitive and reckless remarks is a drive towards, Islamization and
ethnic domination of the rest of Nigeria by NPLF and their surrogates. That appears the ultimate
prize for Boko Haram and its sponsors. “We Nigerians, living in the US will never accede to any
attempt to Islamize Nigeria at any point in its history but support freedom of religion. We support
a democratic Nigeria where the rule of law is primary and live and let live is the order of the day.
We do urge the complete withdrawal of Nigeria’s membership of OIC, Organization of Islamic
Conference, for the good of the Nation.”
6. “We urge the US State Department to declare Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization,
(FTO) based on their activity and International linkages. This is the only deterrent to the big wig
support they currently have and that is why the huge misguided, self-serving, lobbying of the
State Department not to take that step. Boko Haram Nigerian political supporters are scared of
daylight! It is sacrilegious lobbying the civilized governments to give a pass to international
terrorism and Crimes Against Humanity. The US and Nigeria have common interests which may
be jeopardized by this profligate unilateralism for Islamization of Nigeria. To be forewarned is to
NCAT, again totally supports freedom of religion and peaceful coexistence of ethnicities in
The Nigerian Coalition Against Terrorism will hold a Memorial Service at the Catholic Basilica
of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC at 2.00 PM, on Saturday June 30, 2012. This
service is in memory of all those who have lost their lives at the hands of Boko Haram and their
sponsors. It should be recalled that Boko Haram bombed St Theresa’s Catholic Church, near
Abuja on Christmas day 2011. Innocent men, women and children who were in anticipatory
worship for that feast were killed and injured. The bombing of United Nations building in Abuja
followed sometime later. Al Qaida started thus and before long they were flexing their muscle.
Boko Haram has ideological congruency with Al Qaida and their patronymic Taliban of
Afghanistan. “By their fruits you shall know them”.
AKA IKENGA at USA
P.O. Box 162, Randallstown MD 21133
E-mail: akaikengausa.com Tel: 410-241-1360
Nigerian Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT) is an amalgam of Nigerian organizations and individuals. They empowered Aka Ikenga at USA, a Think Tank, for the meanwhile, to coordinate this Nigeria diaspora response to Moslem terrorism in Nigeria.