Popular Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss with the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Speaking with DailyPost, the controversial cleric urged the government to sit with the proscribed Biafra group to get peace in the southeast.
Sheikh Gumi stated that the government should be frank in negotiating with the Nnamdi Kanu group.
He said: “Government should try to be frank and engage even with IPOB’s people. Government should call them ‘you come and sit down let’s talk, what is your 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.”
Recall that the Buhari government had proscribedIPOB, describing it as a terrorist group seeking to break up Nigeria with force.
Kanu and his group have been advocating for the actualization of Biafra.
They anchored their agitation on the alleged marginalization of the Southeast by the government.
Meanwhile, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on clearance mission have dislodged some members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) from their camp in Akabo, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State.
Naija News gathered the police operatives from the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by DCP Abba Kyari carried out the operation on Tuesday.
The ESN is the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu.
During the raid by the security operatives, a policewoman who was allegedly kidnapped and held captive at the ESN base was also freed.
The building housing the ESN fighters was thereafter set on fire by the police operatives.