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He also said that the politicians betrayed public trust and caused loss of lives due to the theft of the funds.

The spokesperson for the Catholic Church in North-Eastern Nigeria, Reverend Father Gideon Obasogie has said that corrupt politicians who looted funds meant for the purchase of arms are worse than Boko Haram terrorists.

He also said that the politicians betrayed public trust and caused loss of lives due to the theft of the funds.

“The anti-corruption war is a new page of development in the history of Nigeria,” he told Punch during an interview on Saturday, February 20.

“It is unfortunate that the funds meant for the prosecution of the war against the Boko Haram sect were diverted by corrupt politicians, leading to the loss of innocent lives.

“These corrupt politicians are worse than the Boko Haram insurgents because they flagrantly betrayed public trust.

“While we pray that God grants the President the sense of direction to move Nigeria to the next level, it is of note that corruption will always fight back. While the war against corruption is commendable, efforts should be made by the President to ensure that this move is sustained.

“Apart from this, the anti-corruption war should not be limited to government officials alone. Nigerians must understand that they have a role to play by shunning corruption as it presents itself in every area of their lives,” he added.

The cleric was referring to the $ 2.1 billion arms deal fraud which is currently being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and was allegedly spearheaded by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

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