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Controversial Junaid wants Buhari to dump dialogue, crush Avengers



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Controversial northern figure, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has likened the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to a terrorist group, and called on President Muhamadu Buhari to deal with them as it has been dealing with the Boko Haram sect.

He said on Sunday that the government should deploy its full military might, to deal with the Niger Delta group.

According to him, it will be an error for the Buhari led government to try to appease or appeal to the Niger Delta militants to stop destroying oil installations, when a similar group as they in the North East, are being confronted and dealt with as a terrorist group.

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Mohammed, a former adviser to President Shehu Shagari, cautioned that any move by this administration to dialogue with the militants and not out rightly crushing them to serve as a deterrent to would be terrorists, could result to another civil war in Nigeria.

He said, “Why is Buhari tackling Boko Haram with the military might and going behind to negotiate with Niger Delta militants? If Buhari is not careful with the NDA he will plunge the country into another civil war because he does not have the mandate of the law to negotiate with terrorists.

“No forward-looking nation negotiates with terrorists. And I should say that if he does not have the political will to deal with the militants, he should step aside. Governance does not have room for destroyers.”


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