Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Muhammadu Buhari must meet with the chief of the Indigenous folks of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, before the continued obstacle will get out of hand.
Speaking to Newsweek, Obasanjo, who as president met with Niger Delta militant leaders in 2006 to stop attacks on oil installations, said:
I don’t see whatever wrong in that [Buhari meeting with Kanu]. I’d not object to that; if some thing, i might motivate it.
I’d wish to meet Kanu myself and talk to individuals like him, men and women of his age, [and ask:]
“What are your concerns?
now not handiest from the southeast however from all ingredients of Nigeria.”
He mentioned the military’s “heavy boot” response to pro-Biafra sentiment is “now not the answer”
and introduced that the secession craved via IPOB, isn’t the way in which ahead either.
We ought to satisfy the formative years in job construction, in wealth production, in giving them a greater, fulfilled life, in giving them hope for the future. There’s no effortless approach out,