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Boko Haram insurgency may spread to Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe, Bishop warns

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The Co- Chairman , Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace , Bishop Sunday Onuoha , has warned that the Boko Haram insurgency in the North- East may spread to Bauchi , Gombe , Adamawa and Taraba states .
He said this could lead to the displacement of thousands of people in the states .

Onuoha said at the 2 nd IDFP General Assembly in Abuja on Wednesday the security challenges facing the country , including kidnapping in the South – West , armed robbery and militancy in the South -East , and South- South needed to be urgently addressed .

The cleric said the perceived lopsidedness in the leadership of the security forces should be addressed , pointing out that the security situation during the 2015 elections was not as bad as it is today .

He said , “ In Borno and Yobe states, the Boko Haram insurgency has taken a dangerous dimension , leading to increasing loss of soldiers and policemen .

“ This sad situation could spread to states like Bauchi , Gombe , Adamawa and Taraba leading to the displacement thousands of people who will seek refuge in the overcrowded Internally Displaced Persons camps . ”

The Bishop urged the faith community to pray for the success of the forthcoming elections and peace in the country .

Onuoha said , “ We have built more powerful individuals while our institutions remain weak. Those who have presented themselves for elective positions should be willing to accept the outcomes of the elections. ”

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