Uduaghan Sues For Calm, Understanding Over Boko Haram



Uduaghan 600Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has called for among those seeking to retaliate as a result of the activities of Boko Haram Islamic sect.
He observed that retaliation could throw the country into religious war, emphasizing that it not be a case of “an eye for eye.”
Dr. Uduaghan made the call during an “executive phone-in program” aired live on the television and radio arms of the Delta Broadcasting Service, Warri.
In particular, he urged those the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) who threatened retaliation against Moslem interests to sheath their swords, reiterating, “We not escalate the situation, the is on top of the situation and will normalise soon.”
He emphasized that security issues are complex, advising that people be cautious so that they don’t jeopardize the efforts being made by Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that there was peace and mutual understanding in the country.
Governor Uduaghan also threw light on his recent frequent visits to Warri, disclosing that it was to the security situation of the oil-rich city and ensure the day to day monitoring of projects being executed in Warri and its environs.
“Today, we are ranked 4th among oil producing states in the country,” the Governor said, a situation he linked to security issues which he said must be tackled by his administration, reiterating that Government House remains in Asaba and that he has not relocated to Warri.
He charged those who are in criminal activities to take to and acceptable ventures, stating, “Criminality in any form is not justifiable.”
On the issue of death penalty for kidnappers which he has not signed into law, the Governor noted that death penalty has not stopped criminal activities in any part of the world, adding, “Worldwide, people are moving away from the death penalty.”
He also advocated for a law to judges who sentence criminals to death to also sign their death warrants.

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