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Cleric, Onwughalu, others solicit disarming of armed militia groups

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A former chancellor of the Awka Catholic Diocese, Very Rev Monsignor John Paul Nzomiwu has called on Nigerians irrespective of their religious inclinations to rise against the despicable injustice which abound in the country.

Monsignor Nzomiwu gave the indication while speaking on the state of the nation and the recent presidential order for the revocation of gun licenses and the return of private arms to the police.

According to the cleric, the federal government should proceed with the immediate disarming of the Boko Haram and other militia groups in the northern part of the country killing innocent Nigerians.

Monsignor Nzomiwu decried the despicable injustices in Nigeria including the approval of a radio license for the Fulani tribe, for the funding of a Fulani sect, the Miyetti Allah group with a whopping sum of N100billion and the lopsided appointments which favours the Fulanis against other ethnic groups in Nigeria. He further expects the legislators in the federal and state levels to be conscious of their legislative functions and execute it accordingly.

On his part, the traditional ruler of Umuawulu, Igwe Joel Egwuonwu said the federal government’s gun restrictions should be directed to the Boko Haram, the Miyetti Allah group and the Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria parading unauthorized, unlicensed sophisticated guns.

According to Igwe Egwuonwu, the South east zone is not a fertile ground for the gun restrictions but among the dreaded militia groups in the northern part of the country.

The royal father expects the federal government to fix Nigeria in a manner that will usher in justice and fair play.

Contributing, former Awka Zonal Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Olives Onwughalu called on the federal government to fortify the Nigerian Police to combat crime more effectively.

According to Dr. Onwughalu, he expects all Nigerians to be treated fairly, with justice and appointments based on meritocracy, federal character and due process.

 

 

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