Ifa Worshippers Offer to Help Fight Boko Haram

 Ifa religious worshippers under the umbrella of Ancient Religion Societies of African Descendants International Council (ARSADIC), have offered to assist the federal government in the fight against Boko Haram. Chairman, Executive Working Committee of ARSADIC, Olalekan Ifagbenuola, made the declaration during a press conference held at Ile Oduduwa, Ile Ife on Friday, Punch reports.

The press conference was called as a way for the group to seek government recognition for the group. Ifagbenuola stated that public office holders should be required take the oath of office in traditional religious ways. “If proper oath of allegiance is taken genuinely, our leaders would not misbehave when they get to power. If the oath is taken in a traditional religious way, they will not misbehave. There must be fear of God in anything we do. “Corrupt leaders in offices promote crimes and if our leaders are honest, the level of crime in the country will greatly reduce. We are ready to assist to tackle insurgency, if we are invited by the government.” In addition, he is also said to have expressed the desire to assist the federal government defeat Boko Haram.

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