‘Using Soldiers To Quell Civil Crisis Is Wrong, Withdraw Them’ – PFN President Urges Buhari

The Oasis Reporters

September 16, 2017

Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari who has deployed soldiers to quell the civil crisis in the South-East has been urged by Reverend Felix Omobude, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) president to withdraw them.

This is contained in a press statement issued in Benin City and signed by his media aide, Mr. Ralph Okhiria in which he noted that it was wrong for the President to send soldiers into the streets in some Nigerian cities.

Omobude described the use of soldiers to tackle internal security matters as a return of dark days in Nigeria’s democratic process declaring that it was imperative for the federal government to equip the Nigeria Police to tackle internal security issues in the country.

The cleric on the other hand cautioned agitators in the country, especially the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to conduct their agitation within the ambit of Nigeria’s laws as well as respect the rights of others in their agitation as he called for greater unity of purpose among Nigerians across the different ethnic and religious divides.

“We appeal for calm and understanding on the part of everyone and for continued prayers for greater peace and prosperity in Nigeria,” the statement concluded.

 

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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