- President Muhammadu Buhari contemplated the idea of inflicting martial law to fight the insecurity across Nigeria, reported The Peoples Gazette.
- The idea was raised by Attorney-General Abubakar Malami, who was reportedly drafted long legal advice to the Nigerian president.
- In a tweet, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of a secessionist movement, IPOB said Martial Law won’t stop Biafra & Oduduwa.
- Malami denied the reports as ‘fake news.”
President Muhammadu Buhari probability of imposing martial law in a request to curb insecurity in the country, according to reports Thursday.
In a leaked memo sighted by MANDYNEWS on Wednesday about him declaring a state of emergency across the country, Buhari was asked by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to suspend Nigerian Constitution, reported The Peoples Gazette.
A few days earlier on Twitter, Buhari had threatened to deal with the Igbos, “in the language they understand”.
In the memo, according to the PG, Malami wrote In an eight-page asked Buhari to proceed quickly to suspend the fundamental rights of all Nigerians as warranted under Chapter IV of the Constitution.
According to the report, he said only a state of emergency declared by the president can help return the country to order.
What did Malami say to Buhari?
The attorney-general said: “The essence of declaration is to allow for suspension of constitutional and legal bureaucratic bottlenecks pertaining to matters of National Security with particular regards to fundamental rights guaranteed under Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution and processes and procedures relating to procurements, among others.”
What Nnamdi Kanu say about Martial Law?
The leader of IPOB said: “‘In the document, Mr Malami blamed Nnamdi Kanu & Sunday Igboho for fueling the protracted crisis that has enveloped the country & aggravated the social & economic conditions of Nigerians’.”
He went further to say anyway, your Martial Law won’t stop Biafra & Oduduwa.
In a press release Thursday, Abubakar Malami (SAN) responded to the reports, dismissing them as “as fabrications of anti-constitutional democratic stability in Nigeria.”