With a purpose to stem the violence and different safety challenges bedeviling the northern a part of the nation, Senator Shehu Sani, has referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to organise a convention to be led by former Heads of States, Generals Yakubu Gowon and Abdulsalam Abubakar.
He additionally stated to know the true drawback of Southern Kaduna and the best way out of the safety challenges, President Buhari ought to invite stakeholders from the area, and in addition setup a Presidential Committee to be led by the likes of Basic Martin Agwai, Col. Dangiwa Umar, Sen. Makarfi, amongst others.
Sani disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
He stated, “There may be the necessity for leaders like Basic Yakubu Gowon and Basic Abdulsalam Abubakar, to steer a convention within the North, that can carry all non secular and political leaders collectively, conventional rulers, civil society and see how the likes of Basic Aliyu Gusau, can come collectively and see how our non secular, ethnic and tribal points within the North might be addressed.
“These stakeholders convention ought to resolve with a template on what we intend to attain within the subsequent 10 to 20 years”, he defined.
“The decision of such convention needs to be institutionalised in all of the States in Northern Nigeria.
I believe this is essential”, he maintained.
“This consists of discovering an answer to banditry and violence within the North-West, the Tiv-Jukun violence between Benue and Taraba States, the perennial disaster of spiritual violence in Plateau State, discovering an answer to what’s occurring in Southern Kaduna, and addressing the minority points and spiritual disharmony that exist between Muslims and Christians.
“I believe there may be no person that’s correctly positioned that needs to be empowered by all of the 19 northern states and the Federal Authorities to steer a retreat or a convention of all northern leaders, regardless of their political affiliation to search out resolution to those issues, like Generals Gowon, Abubakar; Elder Paul Onongo, Lema Jibril and others, can all come collectively and high quality resolution to those issues.
“We have to have a working doc for peace, order, unity and finish to our non secular disaster and safety challenges in northern Nigeria.
Talking on the safety challenges bedeviling Southern Kaduna, Sani who represented Kaduna Central within the Senate from 2015 to 2019, stated, “the very first thing the President must do is to present an viewers to the folks of Southern Kaduna.
“Invite their elders, political leaders, youths and girls, chosen from all of the LGAs and communities in Southern Kaduna, and meet with Mr President, and hearken to the issues of the realm, and discover resolution to it.
In accordance 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 folks, which is able to embody folks like Col. Dangiwa Umar, Lawal Jafaru Isah, Senator Makarfi, Basic Martin Agwai, and a few few others who’ve been capable of obtain lots when it comes to restoring peace and order in Southern Kaduna.
“A Presidential Committee comprising of those folks would be capable of give the president a practical goal and honest evaluation of sensible steps which are wanted to unravel the issue.
“One of many explanation why the issue in Southern Kaduna can’t be solved, is that, the President solely listens to the governor, and the governor and the folks of Southern Kaduna are at par with one another.
“How will you resolve that form of drawback? He requested.
“So, the names I’ve talked about, I consider have concepts to contribute to the efforts which are geared toward discovering an enduring resolution to the issues of that area.
He, nonetheless, warned that, “We also needs to not confuse the issue in Southern Kaduna; the killings in Southern Kaduna are perpetuated by bandits and terrorists, raiding villages, raping girls, killing kids, displacing folks; is totally different from three to four many years of spiritual violence between Muslims and Christians, that shouldn’t be confused.
“As a result of what individuals are attempting to do now, is to say the killings are reprisals or vendetta or revenge, they aren’t revenge”, he pressured.
“No Muslim has killed a Christian, and no Christian is killing any Muslim for now. It’s terrorists which are focusing on the folks of Southern Kaduna and killing them. So, folks shouldn’t carry what occurred within the final three to four many years, and attempt to justify, a pure terrorists’ exercise in that a part of the state. That’s my very own view on that.”