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Ex-MILAD backs Ohanaeze on military’s Southeast exit

By Chris Njoku, Owerri

The former military governor of Delta State, Air Commodore Luke Ochulor (rtd) on Sunday has advised the Federal Government to withdraw military operations in the Southeast as it is not a better option to solve the problem of insecurity in the zone.

Ochulor, who joined the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other Igbo leaders in the Southeast to call for withdrawal of the military in the zone further advised the government to embrace dialogue.

In a telephone chat, Ochulor noted that applying military operations to solve the current insecurity challenge in the zone is obsolete and rather advised that dialogue should be the better option.

He explained that “Nigeria’s problems have been misinterpreted from many quarters, especially from the Northerners; I don’t believe military action can solve the problem of Nigeria, it has never solved any problem in the history of man.

It’s a modern world, so the best option is to dialogue. Nevertheless, I can’t support the idea of anybody killing the military or police because they are regarded as sentinels of peace.

“When there is a misunderstanding, those to send to solve the problem are the police and not the military,” he said.

On politicians, he said: “Why I will not try to amplify what those groups are saying is that, as much as I’m not apolitical, most Nigerian politicians don’t have principles; they go wherever the grass is green.”

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