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Presidency writes UK over IPOB, Danjuma on killings as Rep decry disturbing security issues
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The Nigerian presidency has instructed legislators in the United Kingdom not to concentrate on assertions by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) claiming that the Buhari administration is in opposition to Christians.
A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu in a press release on Thursday, September 24, mentioned that the Nigerian authorities are able to work with UK lawmakers to find enduring options to the herder-farmer clashes within the country.
The presidential aide handed out the statement in response to a letter by the UK lawmakers which condemned Buhari’s government of neglecting to defend the lives of residents in the northern region.
The President’s aide clarified that the rivalries, the Boko Haram situation, and banditry within the country presented a menace to all Nigerians.
He condemned IPOB of breeding an inaccurate portrayal that Christians were being focused on in these clashes.
Shehu demonstrated that the present federal authority is formulated equally of Christian and Muslim council members, remarking that the Nigerian VP is a pastor.
He recommended that the UK statesmen to not depend on the report of Theophilus Danjuma and the IPOB on the problem.
He stated IPOB is a Nigerian-blacklisted terrorist group operating a campaign meant to break the repute of the country.
The President’s spokesperson additionally acknowledged that Danjuma is just not a natural source of pressure for good governance.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said that all arms of government should work to deal with safety challenges in the country.
Rep Gbajabiamila mentioned this in an announcement disseminated and made obtainable to newsmen by Lanre Lasisi, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Abuja
The Speaker stated that the three arms of government must put up all crucial efforts to face and tackle the security issues going through the country
According to him, we’re at this moment experiencing lots of parts of our country significant internal security challenges that have disrupted the lives of lots of our residents.
He said that this had steered to a loss of lives and property on a big scale.
Speaker Gbajabiamila stated that the inner security challenges have been endangering the very existence of the Nigerian state as a result of undermined public faith in the authorities’ ability to fulfill its basic obligation.
He reported that this knowledge gap posed a continuous limitation on the policy-making and oversight role of the legislature because it connected to the challenges confronted in the national security sector.
He said that the certainties of the moment expected the willingness to talk with honesty concerning the issues the nation had not got right, adding that it will assist the country to refocus energies on what could possibly be carried out better for the long run.
“A lot of the hopes we have for our country depend on our ability to guarantee the safety of our people and the security of property and investments,” he stressed