Nnamdi Kanu: 10 More Kanus Will Arise, Omokri Warns Buhari, Says Address The Problem |The Republican News

By Seun Opejobi

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Omokri said President Muhammadu Buhari should expect more Kanus to arise following the rearrest of the IPOB leader.

In a series of tweets, the former presidential aide pointed out that the IPOB leader was only a symptom and not the problem.

He explained that Buhari and his nepotistic cabals are the problem.

According to Omokri, Buhari’s failure to treat Nigerians equally would lead to the emergence of more people like Kanu.

He wrote: “Nnamdi Kanu is not the problem. He is symptom of the problem. The nepotism of Buhari and his clique/cabal, is the problem.

“Until you address that problem, you will arrest one Nnamdi Kanu, and 10 may arise in his place. Deal with the problem. Treat Nigerians equally.

“The only thing I fault Nnamdi Kanu on is his call on his members to kill policemen and soldiers. Other than that, he is a freedom fighter.

“Yes, he is under arrest today. Buhari who has arrested him was himself under arrest between 1985-88. No condition is permanent.” (Daily Post)

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Emir Sanusi Links Violent Crimes, Insurgency To Poverty, Inequality In Nigeria |RN


Emir Mohammad Sanusi II

From: Desmond Mgboh, Kano

The Emir of Kano, Sarkin Muhammad Sanusi 11, on Tuesday, in Kano, attributed the spate in violent crimes and siege of other criminalities to endemic poverty and inequality in Nigeria.

Emir Sanusi spoke at the Northern Regional Conference on “Security, Justice and Development: Effective Implementation of Interventions,” organised by Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), in the state capital.

He stressed that justice, development and economies were all linked together while tasking the leaders and the elite class to help create more wealth and income opportunities for all.

He held that most security problems, all over the world, had their roots in the economic and justice systems of the society adding that poverty breeds angry and discontented people, who in turn, resort to extreme violence against the society to ease their frustration.

He acknowledged the widespread poverty in the country, exemplified by lack of income opportunities, lack of access to education, poor medical facilities, among others, adding Nigeria had been listed to overtake India, as the next poverty capital of the world by next year.

He pointed out that poverty had been criminalized in the land, which should not be so, while appealing for consideration for those who took to crime due to lack of opportunities to survive.

“We must not tolerate extremism. But extremism only succeeds where there is widespread anger and discontent in the society” he said insisting that emphasis should shift from war planes and other weapons to making life better for the greatest number of Nigerians in the region.”

While commending the efforts of President Muhammad Buhari in sustaining the war against terror , a former Governor of Rivers State and Chairman of PRAWA, Chief Alabo Gabriel, however, regretted the monumental loss of life, property and means of livelihood in the affected communities.

Gabriel also expressed support for the current efforts of the Federal Government to provide support and a new lease of life to the largely displaced survivors of the catastrophic disaster.    (The Sun)

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