The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Most Rev. Oliver Dashe, on Wednesday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the successes recorded so far in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the North East.

Addressing newsmen in Maiduguri, Dashe also lauded the military for restoring peace to the sub-region.

He however urged security agents to intensify efforts to rid the sub-region of pockets of activities of the insurgents as indicated by cases of suicide bombings.

He called for the involvement of Christian bodies in the rebuilding plan of the North East.
“The plan for the rebuilding the North-East should involve the church; if the church has been part of assisting the victims of insurgency, it should equally be involved in the rebuilding plan.

“The Federal Government should get the church involved in the efforts at reconstruction.”

According to him, Bko Haram is an offshoot of corruption, insisting that some selfish individuals have a hand in the matter.

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He said that the Christian community in the state suffered heavy loses due to the crisis and called for help from government.