By Tordue Salem
One group, under the auspices of the Save Nigeria Movement, has demanded a review of Nigeria’s transfer of the Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon, the clashes between farmers and herders, the killings of Abiola, Bola Ige and Dele Giwa.
Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) has urgently called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “establish a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the circumstances that led to the decision to cede the oil-rich Bakassi Place to neighboring Cameroon.
The group’s coordinator, Mr. Solomon Semaka, also emphasized “the need to re-examine several unsolved incidents, including the tragic 1992 Air Force C-130 military plane crash in Lagos State in the that more than 160 high and mid-level military officers and the entire crew died ”.
He recalled: “The tragic 2006 incident of a donier 228 air force plane crash in Benue state that killed some (15) high-ranking military officers and the entire crew, as well as the sad incident of the plane crash. Boeing 737 that occurred in October 2006 in Abuja, which claimed the lives of the late Sultan of Sokoto, Alh Maccido, his son, Senator Maccido, grandson, as well as the then Deputy Governor, Alh Garba Muhammad, as well as 98 others ”.
He said: “Others include, the need to unravel the circumstances of the tragic 2012 naval helicopter crash in Nembe Bayelsa State, which claimed the lives of Governor Patrick Yakowa, General Andrew Azazi, the circumstances surrounding the bombing and the subsequent assassination of Nigeria. famous journalist Dele Giwa using a Bomb Pack.
“It also includes the need to unravel the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Gloria Okon and her subsequent mysterious death, the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Chief Bola Ige in 2001, the burning and murder of the INEC Resident Commissioner and his family in Kano in 2015, the 2011 attacks at the INEC office in Suleja that killed more than (25) people ”.
The group also wants a review of the “annulment of the June 12 elections, which were hailed as free and fair by local and international communities, the circumstances that led to the death of Moshood Abiola, and the recurring crisis between herders and farmers. across the country for decades. ” , the death of Stella Obasanjo, the former first lady, the death of Ms Arotile, the country’s first female fighter pilot, and the invasion of the Odi community in Bayelsa state and Zakibiam in Benue state ”.
The group also said there was “a need to investigate the circumstances surrounding the genesis of terrorism in the northern part of Nigeria.”
The group in the statement jointly signed by Richard Oduma of the Minority Tribes Coalition in Nigeria and Dr. Ndubisi Okon, Center for Advanced History and Civil Rights, argued that if left unaddressed, “the issues could pose a serious danger to the Nigeria’s corporate existence ”.
According to them, “It has become pertinent to administer justice to the tragic unresolved past event so that true unity, cohesion and peace of Nigeria can be achieved. These sad events have continually widened the gap of suspicion-based Nigerian unity among other diverse ethnic groups.
“There is a need to open up national conservation that will ultimately lead to a lasting and sustainable reconciliation that will heal all the ethnic groups of the past and create a sense of unity.”