The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday called for the removal of the Borno State Military Commander over his comments on the Baga killings just as it warned against a situation where foreign phobia against Islam will be imported into the country, saying the consequences will be disastrous.
“We are telling and warning the Nigerian authorities to avoid a situation where foreign phobia against Islam will be imported here because the consequences will be disastrous,” the forum said.
Reacting to a statement attributed to military authorities that the recent carnage in Baga was a joint military operation involving Nigeria, Niger, and Chad, spokesperson for the NEF, Professor Ango Abdullahi, expressed concerns that Nigeria is going into another multi-lateral or bilateral agreement with other countries concerning the security situation in the country.
However, he queried the forum, agency or level of discussions where it was agreed that military troops should come from Niger and Chad to fire guns against Nigerian citizens.
“We are suspicious that this country is going into other multi-lateral or bilateral agreements with other countries concerning security situation in this country and if it is doing so, it is not adequately informing Nigerians about it and this is extremely dangerous,” Abdullahi stated.