The Council of Imams and Ulama of Kaduna has said the Niger Delta ex-militants in the events of any war stands to be losers, even as they called on President Goodluck Jonathan to disassociates himself from the ex- militants who have threatening to make Nigeria split.
Leaders of the militants had threatened at different times that Nigeria will no longer be a nation if Jonathan was not returned as the president in the forthcoming elections.
The council stated this in a communiqué issued after its meeting held in Kaduna yesterday.
The communiqué signed by Sheikh Abubakar Baban- Tuni and Mallam Yusuf Arrigasiyyu, Chairman and Secretary of the Council respectively stated that its attention has been drawn to reckless statement credited to ex militants Asari Dokubo, Victor Ben Ebikabowel and Government Ekpeminpolo ( Tompolo) threatening to declare war on Nigeria in the event of Mr. President loss the election, saying this is a setback for the country’s democracy.
The statement added that the situation became worrisome when the said meeting was held at the Government House Yenagoa, Bayesa State and in attendance was the state Governor, Serieka Dickson, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, the Chairman of the Federal Government Amnesty Implementation Committee, Kingsley Kuku and Undengs Epadiri, President General of Ijaw Youth Council and the resolution that “the President’s victory in the 2015 elections is not negotiable and should Jonathan lose, it would be seen as direct attack on the Ijaw Nation”.
“We strongly condemn this statement and added our voices to those who are calling for their arrest and prosecution for treasonable felony.
“The simplicity and tolerance of the majority of Nigerians should not be taken for granted.
“We called on the government to conduct an in- depth investigation to ascertain the level of involvement of the Governor of Bayelsa State and sanction him.
“The President must come out and dissociate himself from the war threat and immediately arrest and persecute those involved and failure to do this we may be forced to believe they have the support and backing of the Federal Government” the statement reads”.