Outspoken Northern politician, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has asked President Muhamadu Buhari to treat the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, as terrorists and mete out appropriate military action against it as it is doing to Boko Haram insurgents in the north.
Mohammed, who was a member of the last National Conference, told Vanguard in an interview on Sunday that it was wrong for the Buhari administration to try to appease the Niger Delta militants while still confronting a similar terrorist group in another part of the country.
The Kano politician and former adviser to President Shehu Shagari, warned that any attempt by Buhari to negotiate with the avengers instead of crushing them to serve as a deterrent to would be terrorists, could lead to another civil war in Nigeria.
“Why is Buhari tackling Boko Haram with the military might and going behind to negotiate with Niger Delta militants? he asked.
“If Buhari is not careful with the NDA he will plunge the country into another civil war because he does not have the mandate of the law to negotiate with terrorists.
“No forward-looking nation negotiates with terrorists. And I should say that if he does not have the political will to deal with the militants, he should step aside. Governance does not have room for destroyers.