Controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has advised President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on a step to take with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Sheikh Gumi urged the Federal Government to negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu and members of IPOB group.
Speaking with Daily Post, the Kaduna-based cleric said the government should be frank in negotiating with Nnamdi Kanu and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to Gumi; “Government should try to be frank and engage with IPOB members. Government should call them and tell them, please come and sit down let’s talk, what is your problem. Government should call them for a dialogue. The problem is that the government is not being considerate even with herdsmen issue,” he stated.
Nnamdi Kanu and his group have been advocating for the actualization of Biafra. They anchored their agitation on the alleged marginalization of the South East by the government.
Recall that former presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, had called on the Federal Government to discuss with Nnamdi Kanu and other secessionists in the country.
Moghalu insisted that Nnamdi Kanu and other secessionists in the country do not possess a threat to Nigeria’s unity. The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, however, said Buhari’s lopsided appointment and fair treatment of Fulani herdsmen was responsible for the division in the country.