By Felix Nwadioha
Mr Anthony Nwafor, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nkanu East/West constituency candidate for House of Representatives has advised the Federal Government to review the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, after several court orders.
Nwafor, gave the advice in a statement while reacting to pockets of protests by the followers of El-Zakzaky known as Islamic Movement of Nigeria, on Wednesday
He also urged the members of the group not to take laws into their hands because their leader was in detention.
Nwafor further urged the sect to stop confronting the Nigerian Army under any guise so that more lives would not be lost.
“The number of lives lost on daily basis to the confrontation between the group and the Nigeria Army is not necessary as the development can be avoided.
“Women, children and youths are made to march on the streets of Abuja to protest, thereby exposing them to the dangers associated with this confrontation with the military.
“Every life is important. Nigerians should learn to present their grievances without creating further problems.”
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari had done so much to ensure security of lives and property in the country adding that he should be encouraged to maintain the good works of maintaining peace in the country.
According to him, the only way Nigerian will encourage Mr President is by being law abiding.
He said that religious leaders in the country owe the society the duty to mentor their followers on the need to obey constituted authorities no matter the level of provocation.
“This is the only way the values they teach them can be said to reflect in their daily lives.
“Getting too obsessed with religious loyalty breeds extremism which is what the world is gripped with today,” Nwafor said.
(as gathered by NAN)