PRESIDENT of the Catholic Young Men Association (CYMA), St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos, Vincent Uba has called on Boko Haram members who are mainly young people to desist from the act of violence, saying there is no gain in killing fellow human being.
At a press conference yesterday in Lagos to herald the forthcoming 13th edition of the association’s yearly lecture titled: “Sustaining democratic dividend and economic growth in the face of current security challenges,” scheduled to hold on Sunday in Lagos, Uba reminded the Islamic group that man was created in the image of God and therefore should respect the sanctity of human life.
Urging the youth to engage in gainful activities that would promote peace and harmony in the society, the CYMA president said: “We are calling on the young men who are perpetrating this act of violence to stop it because it doesn’t pay. After all, we are created in the image and likeness of God and we have commandment from God that we should not take life and we should not kill.”
On those calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to resign, Uba said Nigerians collectively voted him into power and so a tiny group cannot tell him to resign. He called on the President not to derail from the main objective of governance because of the deluge of crises that the country is facing but to remain resolute and ensure that Nigerians enjoy the dividend of democracy.
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