Sheikh Gumi, a well- known Islamic cleric, has sent another message to the Federal Government regarding the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its members in the Southeast. As a result, the controversial cleric has words of advice for President Muhammadu Buhari on how to deal with the secessionist group that is causing tension in the South- East.
According to Gumi (unquote), the Federal Government should find a good time to engage with IPOB and its leaders, and ensure that they are called for necessary engagement in order to negotiate so that their reasons for their annoyance are heard and ascertained.
Furthermore, Gumi confirmed that no one doubts the country, but he criticized the government for not being considerate enough, even when dealing with the issue of herdsmen and other insecrity in the forest and the country.
Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB group, on the other hand, have been at the forefront of the southeast’ s secessionist movements. The group claims that the South- East has been marginalized, which is why they are calling for secession.
Sheikh Gumi is not the only good person who has urged the Federal Government to engage with IPOB. Former presidential aspirant Kingsley Moghalu followed suit, calling on the federal government to engage in dialogue with Nnamdi Kanu and others seeking secession in the East and other parts of the country.
Indeed, Gumi advised the government to negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in order to achieve better results and possibly put an end to the country’ s separation issue. He believes that through negotiations, the true reasons for their struggle will become clear and understood by the government.
What are your personal thoughts and opinions on Sheikh Gumi’ s recent actions? Do you believe Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB would be willing to lay down their swords and work with the federal government to chart a course forward for the South- East and the country as a whole? Do you believe President Buhari will listen to this advice?