Nigeria’s retired Generals and other Christian elders rose from a meeting on Thursday under the umbrella group, National Christian Elders Forum to warn that the country is on the verge of another bloody civil war.
The group after reviewing the unfolding events in the country noted that Jihad or holy Islamic war had been unleashed in the country to truncate democracy and supplant the Constitution.
They, therefore, called on Nigerian leaders to trade carefully to avoid the impending anarchy.
In a communique, the group released at the end of their meeting and signed by Chief Solomon Asemota, SAN, it noted with concern the budding constitutional crisis in the country.
According to the group, the threat of another major ethnic conflict, occasioned by Indigenous people of Biafra call for secession and the resultant quit notice of the Arewa youths to the Igbo and other agitations across the country could snowball into a major crisis in the country.
The communique read, ” The real problem with country is that Jihad had been launched in Nigeria and Islamist have been interfering in the governance of the country using ”Taqiyya” (approved deception) as ”stealth/civilisation Jihad” and Boko Hara and Fulani herdsmen as violent Jihad, are relentless in their pursuit of eradicating democracy in Nigeria.”
” The objective of Islamist (Political Islam) is to supplant the Constitution of Nigeria of Nigeria with Sharia Ideology as the source of legislation in the nation. The conflict between democracy and national ideology is responsible for the crisis unfolding in Nigeria.” ”The nation is on the
”The nation is in the throes of Jihad”
The communique also highlighted the conflicting signal emanating from the Presidency and the Senate, as well as the unrelenting attacks of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, had not helped the situation, noting the Presidency appears to be at war with itself and in conflict with the National Assembly.
”… If grazing reserve is a must for the Fulani herdsmen, instead of ranching which is international best practice, the group recommends that Sambisa forest should be given to the Fulani herdsmen.”
The communique continued, ” The group joins in the demand that Christian Religious Knowledge and Islamic Religious Knowledge revert to their original status as stand alone subjects.”
In attendance at the meeting were Gen Joshua Dogonyaro, Elder Solomon Asemota, Elder Moses Ihonde, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezife, Gen Zemani Lekwot, Gen Theophilus Danjuma and Elder Shyngle Wigwe.