- INSA has urged President Buhari to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist group
- Nigerians have been calling on the president to find a lasting solution to the high rate of insecurity in Nigeria
- The group, however, condemned the alleged failure of the National Assembly to procure utility vehicles locally
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to declare marauding herdsmen and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as a terrorist group.
The Sun reports that the plea was made by the Igbo National Stakeholders’ Assembly (INSA) during its enlarged meeting in Lagos on Saturday, February 29.
Legit.ng gathered the group condemned the alleged failure of the National Assembly to procure utility vehicles from the Innoson Vehicle manufacturing company.
A communiqué by INSA president general, John Uche, listed other issues discussed at the meeting to include actualisation of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023, the spate of insecurity in the country as well as the mind-boggling rate of corruption in Nigeria and Igbo land in particular.
Reviewing the border closure policy, INSA wondered how a government that closed its borders to check the importation of foreign rice and other items would on the other hand not buy made in Nigeria vehicles.
INSA, however, urged the senators to take a second look at the proposal before them from the indigenous auto manufacturing company.
“As lawmakers, they should lead by example and not to close our borders and mandate Nigerians to eat local rice only for them to turn down locally manufactured cars.
“In consonance with the border closure, a law to mandate National Assembly, state Houses of Assembly, all federal/state ministries and agencies including all political officeholders to use made in Nigeria cars and products. If this is not done, it means that Nigeria’s laws are made only for the poor and the border closure is not meant to boost our economy but targeted at Igbo importers.
“The meeting resolved that President Muhammadu Buhari should sack all security chiefs as their tenure has expired and for failing to justify taxpayers’ money wasted to pay their salaries and huge security allocations,” it said.
The group also advised that EFCC probe all former governors from 1999 to 2015 in order to recover all looted funds and return them to their various states.
“The National Assembly should with immediate effect, enact a law prescribing life jail or death by hanging for corrupt politicians,” the group said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the southwest Houses of Assembly turned down the demand by the MACBAN to participate in the operation of Amotekun, a new security outfit in the region.
It was reported that the Houses of Assembly of the states had concluded work on the bill after the public hearings without making any input to give MACBAN a place.
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