President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised not to wage war against members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), but concentrate on how to end Boko Haram insurgency in the country.
The traditional ruler of Emede Ibeku Autonomous Community in Umuahia North Local Government Area, Eze Henry Ezekwem, made the call in Umuahia.
He described the clampdown on MASSOB as a misplacement of priority by the federal government.
Ezekwem was of the view that the government should concentrate on how to stop the killings, destruction of life and properties of innocent and law-abiding citizens of the country, which is perpetrated by the armed Boko Haram group, instead of beaming its search light on the MASSOB group, which, he said, were agitating peacefully for a cause.
“In the North there is Arewa, in the South there is Oduduwa, in the Niger Delta, we have the militants while in the South East, there is MASSOB, all crusading for a cause. MASSOB does not pose any threat to human lives.
“The Federal Government should stop the killing of members of this group as they are demonstrating peacefully without weapons and concentrate on ending Boko Haram in Nigeria. If God says he will not approve Biafra, nobody will question Him”.