The Shehu of Bama in Borno State, North east Nigeria, Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar EL-Kanemi, has blamed the Federal Government for the growth of Boko Haram saying the inability of the Federal Government to curtail the initial activities of Boko Haram has allowed them to fester.
Represented by the former Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Baba-kura Kaigama at the unveiling of the Ejike Chukwu Educational Foundation in Etekwuru, Egbema in Ohaji Egbema LGA of Imo State said the inertia gave the sect enough space to operate, stressing that the growth of the insurgents was a failure of the state.
Dr. Baba-kura said, “At the time, the Federal Government and the government of the day didn’t take it serious. They didn’t come in to arrest the situation at the beginning of the uprising. That’s why I said it was the failure of the state”.