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“Obasanjo Ordered OPC Members To Be Shot On Sight, Buhari Should Do The Same To Criminal Herdsmen- Fani- Kayode
Niheria is going through tough time as regards the escalating insecurity situation at many states around the country.
Sequel to this, many Nigerians and political leaders across party lines have continued to offer diverse advice on how best the insecurity crisis can be successfully tackled.
While many have recommended that the Federal Government should stop negotiation and payment of ransoms to bandits and terrorists, others argued that only dialogue and amnesty for the criminals can bring the desired results and peace to the country.
On the other hand, it would be recalled many Nigerians have also accused the President of protecting the Fulani herdsmen because they are men of his tribe, even though they’ve been alleged to be behind many of the criminal activities taking place in some part of the country, especially in the Southwestern states like Ondo and Oyo.
As a result, the country has continued to witness diverse clashes among herders and farmers in both states, in particular, claiming lives and properties in the process.
Consequently, a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani- Kayode while using ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo tenure as a case study, urged President Buhari to order the military to shoot on sight any criminal herdsmen.
The former Aviation Minister revealed that Obasanjo ordered the military to shoot on sight OPC members who were at that time disturbing the peace of the nation, despite the fact that the OPC members belong to his tribe.
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Additionally, the outspoken Lawyer said President Buhari should muster the same resolve & do the same thing to the terrorists, even though many in his tribe may not want him to do so, just like he himself was against Obasanjo’s order on the killing of OPC members at that time.
In his words, he said:
” Can Pres. Buhari not learn from this? If OBJ can order that OPC members from his own Yoruba race be shot on sight why can’ t PMB order that Fulani herdsmen & terrorists from his Fulani tribe be shot on sight as well? As a Yorubaman I deplored & condemned the killing of OPC members at the time & I did so publicly but OBJ did it anyway. “
Why can’ t PMB muster the same resolve & do the same thing to the terrorists even though many in his tribe may not want him to do so. Cant he do it for the sake of Nigeria & in order to avoid & avert a civil war? He added.
To this end, many Nigerians have continued to express divergent opinions on the contentious issue, as many Northerners blasted the former Minister for making such remarks, while some other people supported his statement.
But, in your view, do you agree that the Fulani herdsmen constitute a major threat to the peace of this country as being widely alleged?
Let’s have your take via the comment section.
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