Shiites: Ohanaeze Scribe warns Buhari, proffers solution to Boko Haram, Herdsmen
The Spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo World wide Chuks Ibegbu has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal Government to be careful with the way it handles the Shiite issue in Nigeria before it snowballs into the Boko Haram kind of insurrection.
Ibegbu, who is also a Security analyst, warned against undue hardness over the matter from both sides, calling on the Shiites to be less extremists while the federal government should be less
forceful on them.
Ibegbu asked the federal government to consider obeying the court order on the release of their Shiite leader El-Zakzaky but also warned the leader to obey the laws of the land and
not foreign religous sentiments.
“No foreigner or foreign religous group will be allowed to alter the secular and multi ethnic status of Nigeria,” Ibegbu warned.
On the Boko Haram war, Ibegbu noted that some top Military and civilian elements want the war to continue and are benefitting from it hence the dragging of the war .
“Some Foreign elements and countries are now involved in the war .
“I advise the federal Government to involve Special Forces from friendly countries to assist our Special forces defeat the insurrection. It can be defeated with honesty and sincerity but effort must also be made to engage repentant ones while good governance at all levels will also be a tonic,” Ibegbu noted.
“The impunity culture in our society and by our rulers actually led to the insurrection which we are now all suffering ,” Ibegbu noted.
On a win-win solution to the Fulani Herdsmen and herding conflict in Nigeria, Ibegbu called for proactive measures that will not affect any group or community but will make all parties happy as members of larger Nigeria family.
He blamed the federal government for making the issue political and sectional rather than involving all stakeholders in finding a common solution to the issue.
“Herders , farmers, artisans are all important segments of the society and no group must be treated exceptionally,” Ibegbu warned.
Ibegbu asked states and individuals to embark of massive ranching and diary projects and challenged Nigeria to start exporting meat and diary in the nearest future.
He noted that security agents are still investigating the fire that razed his residence at Enugu recently calling on Igbo stakeholders and Nigerians to come to his aid.