By Tunde Olowu.
Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku has appealed to Nigerians and all its institutions to be united in the face of on going challenges posed by the untoward actions of the terrorists group, Boko Haram in the country.
Speaking on the backdrop of last Mondays bomb blast at the Nyanya motor park which left 75 people dead and about 120 others injured, the Minister said “it is high time that as Nigerians we must not allow the terrorists group to divide public opinion about their criminality”.
Maku who was briefing the press on the outcome of last Wednesdays Federal Executive Council FEC meeting in Abuja, said at times like this,” the nation must act as one against this evil which the Boko Haram is in our society.”
On the fate of the abducted female students in Chibok, Borno state, he told the press that the Nigerian military was working very hard to effect their freedom.
The Minister said what was however worrisome about the operation of the Boko Haram group in Nigeria is their complete lack of respect to basic moral issues.
He noted that the criminality of kidnapping of innocent young school girls by Boko Haram in the country was very strange in terrorism and portrayed the group as the worst in the world.
Calling for extra vigilance on the part of all Nigerians, Maku advised the media to exercise more restraint in the performance of their duties and avoid breach of professionalism in their reporting of insurgencies in the country.
He charged the media to desist from over reporting of gory pictures of the dead for psychological health of the citizens and the image of the nation
By Tunde Olowu.