Clark asks IBB to help end insecurityGeneral Politics, Ibrahim Babangida (1985-93), Presidency, Top Stories Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
ELDER statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Wednesday, threw a fresh challenge at General Ibrahim Babangida and other northern leaders on the Boko Haram insurgence, calling on him to lead the task aimed at ending the problem once and for all.
Clark said he never minced words in throwing the ball of confronting the menace in the court of IBB and others, insisting that Babangida, as a former head of state, holds a greater responsibility in saving Nigeria.
The Ijaw leader said IBB and others should take a cue from the role he played in dousing the activities of militants in the Niger Delta, in which case he along with other South-South leaders visited the creeks to appeal to the restive youths.
He said prior to the 2011 presidential election, some northern leaders threatened to make Nigeria ungovernable, noting that the remarks made by leaders like Lawal Kaita, Adamu Ciroma and others laid the basis for the current insurgence by terrorists.
Clark, who was represented at a media briefing held in his house by his private lawyer, Mr Kayode Ajulo, said he expected that IBB should have joined many other Nigerians in condemining the ceaseless killing by Boko Haram, rather than launching verbal diatribe against his person.
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