Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been given a chunk of recommendation by South East Bishops.
Based on the Bishops, Buhari ought to grant amnesty to the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) and different separatist teams within the area.
In an announcement collectively signed on the weekend, the clerics stated granting amnesty and dialoguing with the Biafra agitators will carry peace again to the South East.
The clerics said that militarist and high-handed strategy won’t clear up the rising agitations within the SouthEast, relatively negotiation would carry lasting peace to the violence within the zone.
They expressed concern over the insecurity within the area and promised to speak to varied separatist teams on the necessity to cease the violence and killings within the South-East zone.
Based on the Bishops, a nationwide sense of belonging, fairness, and equity needs to be restored in coping with all segments of Nigeria to finish the orgy of violence that had trailed separatist agitations in some elements of the nation.
The assertion reads: “We, subsequently, name on the Federal Authorities to contemplate granting amnesty to IPOB and different separatist teams.
“We imagine that the de-criminalization and de-proscription of those teams would make them embrace the democratic and non-violent technique of negotiation, thus opening the trail of dialogue on the way forward for Nigeria.
“This may win the hearts of all and result in a greater rapport between the political leaders and the individuals sooner or later.
“A militarist and high-handed strategy could win the peace of the mortuary and graveyard, however it can’t win the hearts and minds of the individuals.
“We, subsequently, urge all, within the identify of God, to hitch fingers and work arduous to revive belief, confidence and calm in South-East Nigeria.
“Progress and improvement in our area can’t be achieved by means of intimidation, mass homicide and destruction.
“All those that are nonetheless stopping individuals from going about their authentic companies by imposing a sit-at-home order, for which no group now claims accountability, are, subsequently, referred to as upon to desist from doing so.
“In the identical vein, we enjoin all our little kids, particularly these within the diaspora, to make accountable use of social media.
“This very highly effective instrument that fashionable expertise has positioned in our fingers needs to be used to construct up, to not destroy; to dispel ignorance and unfold love, to not unfold falsehood, create worry and panic.
“We equally ask the safety companies to be skilled of their efforts to make sure the upkeep of legislation and order within the area.
“We continue to pray and call on all Christians as well as all people of goodwill to join us in praying for peace that is based on justice, fairness, equity and good governance in Nigeria.”