Popular Islamic cleric Abubakar Sheilk Gumi has charged the Buhari-led government to initiate a dialogue with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Gumi, urge the government to engage Nnamdi Kanu, so as to know causes of the raging agitation in the old Eastern region.
Speaking with DAILY POST, the Islamic scholar said government should be frank in negotiating with the Kanu-led group.
According to Gumi: “Government should try to be frank, and engage even with IPOB’s people. Government should call them to come, and sit down, let’s talk, what is the problem?
“Government should call them for a dialogue, see nobody doubts Nigeria. The problem is that the government is not being considerate, even with these herdsmen”.
Over the years, Nnamdi Kanu has been advocating for the “restoration of a sovereign State of Biafra,” which he has always anchored on the rights to self-determination.
In the same likelihood, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Prof Kingsley Moghalu, had called on the federal government to discuss with Kanu, and other agitators in the country; insisting that Kanu, and others, do not posses threat to Nigeria’s unity.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 9, 2021