Boko Haram insurgency emerged just like Shi’ites, Borno elders write Buhari

The Borno Elders Forum has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to intervene in the Shi’ites crisis rocking Kaduna State.

In the letter, its chairman, Usman Galtimari said similar occurrences led to the emergence of terrorist group, Boko Haram.

He urged the President to intervene to prevent a repeat of what happened in the North-East with Boko Haram.

The letter read in part, “From what we read and heard in the print and electronic media, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria has been branded as an insurgency group and therefore outlawed. We see what is happening in Kaduna State as similar to what happened in Borno State back in 2009 leading to a sorry state of affairs in the State.

“Your Excellency may concur with us that there is the need to draw lessons from our recent and indeed ongoing crisis in the North-East and pockets of other crisis across the country. It is therefore necessary to take all the available routes to avert any further incidents.

“We wish to appeal to you to arrest the Kaduna situation and amicably settle all contending issues so that peace will reign in central Nigeria. Our harrowing experiences in the North-East should be enough to guide us as a nation to cultivate peace and peaceful co-habitation.”

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