Buhari Moves To Settle Pro-Biafra Protests

President Muhammadu Buhari is looking for a peaceful way to end the pro-biafra protests in the southern part of the country as his Adviser on Media and Publicity reveals his latest plan.

The Federal Government finally decided to use a more friendly approach towards ending the agitation by the pro-biafra group.

Biafra agitators have been protesting for months now for self-government even as the Department of State Security has continued to detain Nnamdi Kanu on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to an unlawful society.

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently reaching out to some leaders of thought in the South-East to intervene in the growing pro-Biafra protests in that part of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari has also received the assurances of state governors in the geopolitical zone that the issue has being adequately addressed.

This information was made public by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina in an interview on Saturday.

Adesina who was responding to a question on whether the President was considering inviting leaders of the protesters for talks or will use South-East governors and other leaders of thought to reach out to them, said that the President was concerned about all parts of the country and would always follow due process and the rule of law in tackling any issue. He said the protests formed part of the agenda of the last Council of State meeting.

Adesina said, “Government is in communication with credible leaders of the South-East on the Biafra issue.

“At the last Council of State meeting, one of the governors from the region assured council members that the issue was being looked into.

“The leaders of thought are working already. The President is concerned about every part of the country, but he will always respect due process and rule of law.”

It would be recalled that Pro-Biafra supporters, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been protesting the continued detention of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and asking for a self-government.


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