Separatism: Buhari’s ‘political solution’ must go beyond Kanu, Igboho


Olu Fasan 1
Olu Fasan 1

By Olu Fasan

ABUBAKAR Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, recently hinted that the Federal Government might consider a “political solution” to the crisis triggered by separatist agitations in Nigeria.

Like most Nigerians, I welcome the intervention. Truth is: there’s no military solution to separatism which, at its core, is a political problem, and thus calls for a political solution. However, any political solution must address the root causes of separatist agitations in Nigeria, not just the symptoms.

Unfortunately, some people have interpreted “political solution” to mean merely the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who is currently in detention facing trial, and Sunday “Igboho” Adeyemo, the Yoruba Nation agitator, who is being detained in Benin Republic and who the Nigerian government wants to extradite to the country to face trial. Since Malami’s statement, there have been calls for…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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