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Buhari accused of fuelling Biafra agitation

18 July 2016, 15:45

Abuja - Former Presidential candidate Chekwas Okorie, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for the rise in the agitation for Biafra and the activities of militants in the Niger Delta region.

Chekwas Okorie, who contested on the platform of the United Progressives Party, stated this in a recent interview with Vanguard.

He advised the president to be open for dialogue.

He said the government has an attitude towards the agitators for a separate state of Biafra which will not resolve the issues amicably.

The attitude of the government is that there is no basis for dialogue. But the advice that I have given over and over again is that there is need for dialogue, there is need to discuss. Many eminent Nigerians have advocated for dialogue.

 News24 had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he will crush all agitation for the division of Nigeria.

While paying a visit to his hometown of Daura, Buhari reflected on the civil war that had previously claimed over 2 million lives in the country, stating that unity was fought for through the shedding of Nigerian blood.

Criticizing efforts made by agitation groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Buhari warned that it would be better for the whole country to commit mass murder than to allow Biafrans to succeed in their plans of separation.

- News 24


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