Deploying military to quell secessionist agitations won’t work – Obasa

Speaker of Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has called President Muhammadu Buhari to engage those agitating for secession, saying deploying military to silent them would not work.

Obasa made this call on Tuesday plenary while following a motion moved by Hon. Setonji David, representing Badagry constituency on the 22 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria and the state of the nation.

The speaker urged Buhari to dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Odudua nation agitators instead of use of force which he said would not achieve the desire result.

The president cannot continue to deploy military to quell agitation for secession he needs to call these people to dialogue with them.

What is causing rising agitation for separation is that fact that people don’t feel fairly treated in a federal structure that seems to neglect the diversity of the country”, Obasa said.

The speaker also condemned the deployment of Police to disperse protesters on June 12, saying protest is part of human right that is enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.

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