Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze
Ohaneze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has reacted to allegations that the Federal Government has offered Miyetyi Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, N100 billion to end killings and kidnapping in the Northwestern part of the country.
This follows reports that top government officials, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Kebbi state governor, allegedly held meetings with Macban in Kebbi State where Miyetti Allah leaders were offered N100 billion ($276m) to stop the daily killings and kidnappings in the country’s Northwest.
It was alleged that Macban asked for N160 billion but after negotiations which lasted hours, both sides settled for N100 billion.
However, in its reaction, the Ohaneze while speaking via its spokesperson, Prince Uche Achiokpaga, described the reports as disturbing and totally condemnable.
See statement below
“Nigerians are watching with dismay and utter disbelief, the story making the rounds of government parley with Miyetti Allah. “More disturbing is the fact that colossal sums of money (demanded) are said to be promised to them to keep the peace.
“The most devastating aspect of this development is the complete and utter lack of transparency, accountability, and respect for the laws of the land. “Who budgeted this money being doled out? What is the subhead in the budget? Who approved it?
What similar arrangements were made for armless IPOB, South-South freedom fighters and murdered Middle Belters? “Have we reached a situation where we have to purchase our peace from terrorists?
What about the illegal mining going on in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, and other neighbouring states? “Has anyone been arrested or are we negotiating with them? Why is EFCC looking the other way? Do you have immunity in Nigeria if you come from certain parts of the country? “Ohanaeze is appalled at these recent developments and calls for complete transparency.”
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