Obasanjo’s Comments: ‘A Call for Genocide, Civil War’

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Following
the comment by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the President Goodluck
Jonathan administration was weak and had failed to take decisive military
action against the Boko Haram insurgency like he (Obasanjo) did in Zaki Biam
and Odi, a group under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Patriots has said
that the comment was irresponsible and a call to civil war and genocide.

Similarly, Human Right Writers’
Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has laid the crisis and the killing associated
with Boko Haram in the North-east region of the country on the door step of the
People Democratic Party (PDP).

Obasanjo had in Warri during a lecture
to mark the 40th anniversary of Ayo Oritsejifor’s church chided President
Goodluck Jonathan over the management of the Boko Haram security challenges. He
said that Jonathan ought to have taken a decisive action, as he did in the Odi
and Zaki Biam episode when he was the President.
Addressing journalists yesterday in
Abuja, the chairman and secretary of Coalition of Northern Patriot, Alhaji Ali
Abacha and Engr. Ibn Ahmed Mohammed said “there is no better way to plunge
the nation to crisis and even civil war than the obasanjo’s call for the
destruction of the North.”
The northern group further said that
it was unfortunate that Obasanjo was advocating, yet again, the “callous
destruction of the innocent citizens and their properties as a mark of strong
leadership.”
They wondered how Obasanjo could take
pride in what has remained a stain in the human rights record of the nation in
the destruction of Odi and Zaki Biam, adding, “We condemn Obasanjo’s call
for the destruction of the Muslim in the entity and call on all Nigerians to
condemn this unpatriotic call.”

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