Nigerian unrest worse than 1960s civil war
09 January 2012, 09:37
Abuja - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday that
spiralling violence blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram is "even worse"
than the country's 1960s civil war.
"The situation we have in our
hands is even worse than the civil war that we fought," Jonathan said at
a church service. "During the civil war, we knew and we could even
predict where the enemy was coming from... But the challenge we have
today is more complicated."
He went on to say there are Boko Haram
sympathisers in the government, judiciary and security agencies, amid
spiralling violence blamed on the Islamist group.
"Some of them
are in the executive arm of government, some of them are in the
parliamentary/legislative arm of government, while some of them are even
in the judiciary," Jonathan told a church service for armed forces
"Some are also in the armed forces, the police and other security agencies."