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Says his comments‘re divisive, depressing
•CAN, Onaiyekan, Martins, Adebanjo, Ikponmwen, Nyiam, others back Obasanjo
LAGOS — THE Federal Government, yesterday, thumbed down former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments, weekend, that the Boko Haram insurgency has become an agenda to ‘Fulanise’ West Africa and Islamise Africa.
Describing the comment as absurd and divisive, the government in a statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, urged Obasanjo not to allow personal animosity override his love for a united Nigeria, saying it will not be out of place if he withdrew his statement and apologize to Nigerians.
The government said comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP were deeply offensive and divisive, and far below the status of an…