To be able to stem the violence and different safety demanding situations bedeviling the northern a part of the rustic, Senator Shehu Sani, has referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to organise a convention to be led via former Heads of States, Generals Yakubu Gowon and Abdulsalam Abubakar.
He additionally mentioned to grasp the actual drawback of Southern Kaduna and the way in which out of the safety demanding situations, President Buhari must invite stakeholders from the area, and in addition setup a Presidential Committee to be led via the likes of Basic Martin Agwai, Col. Dangiwa Umar, Sen. Makarfi, amongst others.
Sani disclosed this in an interview with reporters in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
He mentioned, “There may be the will for leaders like Basic Yakubu Gowon and Basic Abdulsalam Abubakar, to guide a convention within the North, that can deliver all spiritual and political leaders in combination, conventional rulers, civil society and notice how the likes of Basic Aliyu Gusau, can come in combination and notice how our spiritual, ethnic and tribal problems within the North may also be addressed.
“Those stakeholders convention must get to the bottom of with a template on what we intend to succeed in within the subsequent 10 to 20 years”, he defined.
“The solution of such convention must be institutionalised in all of the States in Northern Nigeria.
I feel this is essential”, he maintained.
“This comprises discovering a strategy to banditry and violence within the North-West, the Tiv-Jukun violence between Benue and Taraba States, the perennial disaster of non secular violence in Plateau State, discovering an answer to what’s taking place in Southern Kaduna, and addressing the minority problems and non secular disharmony that exist between Muslims and Christians.
“I feel there’s no one this is correctly positioned that are meant to be empowered via all of the 19 northern states and the Federal Govt to guide a retreat or a convention of all northern leaders, regardless of their political association to seek out strategy to those issues, like Generals Gowon, Abubakar; Elder Paul Onongo, Lema Jibril and others, can all come in combination and advantageous strategy to those issues.
“We want to have a running record for peace, order, cohesion and finish to our spiritual disaster and safety demanding situations in northern Nigeria.
Talking at the safety demanding situations bedeviling Southern Kaduna, Sani who represented Kaduna Central within the Senate from 2015 to 2019, mentioned, “the very first thing the President must do is to present an target market to the folks of Southern Kaduna.
“Invite their elders, political leaders, youths and girls, decided on from all of the LGAs and communities in Southern Kaduna, and meet with Mr President, and pay attention to the issues of the world, and to find strategy to it.
In keeping with him, “The following factor the President must do about Southern Kaduna; is to arrange a presidential committee of no more than 6 to 7 other folks, which can come with other folks like Col. Dangiwa Umar, Lawal Jafaru Isah, Senator Makarfi, Basic Martin Agwai, and a few few others who’ve been in a position to succeed in so much on the subject of restoring peace and order in Southern Kaduna.
“A Presidential Committee comprising of those other folks would be capable of give the president a sensible goal and truthful evaluation of sensible steps which might be had to resolve the issue.
“Probably the most the reason why the issue in Southern Kaduna can’t be solved, is that, the President simplest listens to the governor, and the governor and the folks of Southern Kaduna are at par with every different.
“How are you able to resolve that more or less drawback? He requested.
“So, the names I’ve discussed, I imagine have concepts to give a contribution to the efforts which might be aimed toward discovering a long-lasting strategy to the issues of that area.
He, on the other hand, warned that, “We must additionally no longer confuse the issue in Southern Kaduna; the killings in Southern Kaduna are perpetuated via bandits and terrorists, raiding villages, raping ladies, killing kids, displacing other folks; isn’t like three to four a long time of non secular violence between Muslims and Christians, that are meant to no longer be at a loss for words.
“As a result of what individuals are looking to do now, is to mention the killings are reprisals or vendetta or revenge, they don’t seem to be revenge”, he stressed out.
“No Muslim has killed a Christian, and no Christian is killing any Muslim for now. It’s terrorists which might be focused on the folks of Southern Kaduna and killing them. So, other folks shouldn’t deliver what came about within the final three to four a long time, and check out to justify, a natural terrorists’ task in that a part of the state. This is my very own view on that.”