The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has called for the support of former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma to end the killings in some parts of the country.
Addressing Journalists after the meeting which held at Danjuma’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja yesterday, the president general of Igbo socio cultural group, Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, disclosed that the Forum and Danjuma have resolved to embark on advocacy visits to all political and civil leaders in all the geo-political zones in order to stop the bloodshed.
He explained that the former CAS had agreed to lend his voice and reach out to other eminent persons to proffer solutions to the killings and noted that the advocacy against the current situation had become imperative to prevent the nation from sliding into anarchy and instability.
The Forum also pointed out that there is currently no strong political direction towards solution to the killings, adding that the SMBLF decided to collaborate with all eminent persons in the country to use their influence to end the ongoing carnage.
“General TY Danjuma is an elder statesman and a non partisan politician, but he is retired from both political and civil service obligations, but he remain a very strong neutral voice in our country and the Armageddon that has befallen us given the quantum of bloodshed that we waste on a daily basis and the lack of strong political direction regarding the solution.
“We had a very useful discussion and as a father he has promised that he will do everything within his power to ensure that he continues to be a voice of reasoning and a voice reconciliation.