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Buhari urges Shi’a community, Niger Delta militants to embrace peace




President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Shi’a Community and Niger Delta militants to embrace peace and always abide by the laws of the country.

The President made the appeal in his New Year message to Nigerians issued in Abuja on Saturday.

He reassured that his administration would continue to pursue peace initiatives with aggrieved groups across the country.

Buhari particularly called on the Niger Delta militants to desist from their destructive activities and come to the negotiating table.

“We will continue to pursue peace initiatives in the Niger Delta, as I again call on our brothers in that region who have taken to violent disruptions of economic infrastructure to come to the negotiating table.

“As for our brothers and sisters of the Shia Community, we urge them too to embrace peace.

“They must accept the laws of the country they live in. They cannot be islands by themselves.

“At the same time, the law enforcement agencies must treat them humanely and according to the rule of law.’’
President Buhari stated that Nigerians must continue to support and tolerate one another and live together as one.

“These are the attributes that define us and have for years confounded the pessimists who do not believe in our continued existence as a united and indivisible nation.

“We are a remarkable nation that has succeeded in harnessing our multiple diversities for national development.

“We must continue to support and tolerate one another and live together as one.’’

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  • Akin Malaolu

    If any one should ask me what society is imperiled of death, I would reply thus- “Go to one in which SONG is extinguished”. And if you ask again in what society a permanent ailment oppresses all, and wealthy alone are permitted to break laws, I would say thus ” Come to Nigeria”.

    Ten years ago or more, I came to the sudden realisation that an ailment unknown to us has burrowed into our immature brains and the ailment is RELIGION. The sole architect of our fighting and love for killings and it is the cause of lack of song in Nigeria but it is also closely followed by Tribalism.
    Today in Nigeria, Religion and its enemies are everywhere fighting and killing. The thing is vital and men are quite ready to die on either side. Of this you find a little or nothing amongst the Ghanaians because they are bind by their own kinds and in the through spirit of same. But not here in Nigeria nor amongst Nigerians.

    We have today a President who had come to unite us, but alas, we dispute his honest intentions, we abuse,we instigate and behave exactly like subhumans in the conduct of our lives and in our doubt of him. The best proof of these can be found in the south east and their obtuse clamour for BIAFRA, it can be seen in the south south and to their attitude to accepting blatant crimes as a way of life. It can be best seen in the North where killings and fighting both in the spirit of religion and hatreds.
    For the Yorubas, I say thank you enormously for keeping yourselves within the human civilisation where love ,Peace and happiness flows, but a menace to one is menace to all including the Yorubas.

    My one comfort lies in the fact that in spite of our divisions, the heart of Nigeria is still sound and leaven of common sense may save us yet. I beg Nigerians to give peace a chance and also sing a song everyday of the coming years for Nigeria because wars have never solved the need for wars anywhere in the world. In wars, women and children suffers and procreation is delayed.
    On my part, I shall make Nigeria and Nigerians my overriding motivation and anything that would affect them shall not only be ignored, but would also be rejected

    Thank you my honest President again and again

    • William Norris

      Honest President Buhari made a speech in 2008 in which he claimed Sani Abacha never stole any money from Nigeria.

      That alone qualifies The Dullard as a 1st Class Certifiable Liar.

      I could go on and on about the HYPOCRISY of Buhari. I’ll leave you to digest just that one point.

      • Akin Malaolu

        Who is a dullard ?

        Jonathan I hope.

        • William Norris

          Of course I mean DoD…the Dullard of Daura, the Certificateless One who believes Abacha didn’t steal from Nigeria.

    • willian igben

      Mr. President may be honest in your accesment but does that explain why your Mr honest President is always silent on the causeless killings by Fulani herdsmen, especially the recent massacre in southern Kaduna. Is it not curious that every time he condemns violence and pretend to sue for peace it is about Niger Delta militants or the South East agitators and he deliberately leaves out the Fulani herdsmen that have been killing unprovoked.

      • Akin Malaolu


  • Benjamin Mukoro

    Still deliberately avoids talking about his kinsmen the #Fulani terrorists while offering advice to those he would want the world to perceive as deviants.

    • Akin Malaolu

      Fulanis are unimportant please. Their nuisances would be crushed.