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NEWS UPDATE: Insecurity: Pressurise FG to name Boko Haram, bandits’ sponsors – Bauchi CAN Chair tasks journalists

NEWS UPDATE: Insecurity: Pressurise FG to name Boko Haram, bandits’ sponsors – Bauchi CAN Chair tasks journalists

The Chairman, Bauchi Province chapter of the Christian Organization of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Abraham Damina Dimeus, has urged journalists in the country to pressurise the Federal Authorities to urgently release names of alleged sponsors and financiers of rebel grouping, Boko Haram and other bandits oppressing people in parts of Nigeria.

Dimeus stated this on Lord’s Day in his sermon during the special church building service at Bishara Baptist Church building, Bauchi, to grade the graduation of the 2021 Press Week of Bauchi Province Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

The CAN chairman said there was the demand for journalists, through accurate, fair, unbiased and factual reportage, features, commentaries, opinions and editorial to mount pressure level on the regime to unveil faces of those who had over the years endangered lives of people.

He famous that since it is in the public domain that the sponsors and financiers are known, which the regime has not denied, their names should be made public for Nigerians to know those behind their sufferings in the hands of insurgents and bandits.

“Since it is in every public domain that the sponsors and financiers are known, a evolution regime has not denied, and so, the names should be made official and public so that Nigerians will know the faces of those who have endangered our lives over the years,” the CAN chairman said.

“Many harmless lives have been lost, valuable properties have been lost, we demand to know those behind all this callousness and wanton devastation of lives and properties,” the CAN chairman said.

According to Dimeus, the regime had to do everything with a view to ending banditry, insurgency and every shape of criminality, declaring that Nigerians wanted peace.

“There must be concerted efforts to finish banditry, kidnapping, killing and other forms of criminality that have go the enjoin of the daytime. We are tired of all these atrocities. We demand peace, we demand tranquility, we demand to slumber with all our eyes closed,” he declared.

Taking his text from the Book of Jeremiah 5:1-2, the CAN chairman advised journalists to be, “fearless, courageous, objective, fair and to a greater extent importantly professional person and ethical in the line of your duties. Tell it the way it is. Don’t relent, don’t mince words because the society is eagerly waiting to hear it from you.”

In his remarks, NUJ Council chairman, Comrade Umar Sa’idu, submitted that Nigeria needed divine intervention to be able to overcome the myriad of security challenges facing it.

According to Sa’idu, who was represented at the church building service by a senior fellow member of the Union, Deacon Ishola Michael, “the state of affairs is so naughty that only God can create things superior.”

The chairman informed that the theme of the 2021 Press Week was, “Insecurity, Economic system issues in Nigeria: Role of the Media”, adding that it was aimed at highlighting the key roles the media had to play in enjoin to acquire the country out of the logjam it found itself.

He added that the focus of the Press Week was to promote unity, oneness and togetherness by journalists in the province.

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