The founder and spiritual leader of One Love Family sect, Satguru Maharaj ji, on Friday urged pro-Biafra agitators to refrain from acts that could threaten the nation’s unity.
He made the plea in Ibadan at a press conference marking his 68th birthday anniversary.
Maharaj ji said that Nigerians must learn from the current insurgency in the North East, which had resulted in loss of lives and property.
According to the sect leader, the current security challenges confronting the country required the support of all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliations.
Maharaj ji, who said that the Biafra issue had died since 1968, urged all Nigerians to pray for the country and its leaders.
“The issue of bad roads and infrastructural decay in the country were responsible for this agitation and it needs urgent attention to avoid another Boko Haram insurgency in the country.
“Igbo traditional rulers should be invited in finding a solution to this issue of Biafra.
“The country is right now fully in control of its security situation and the issue of Biafra should urgently be attended to before it escalates to what we do not expect”, Maharaj ji said.
The self-declared Living Perfect Master also rejected the Frivolous Petitions Bill popularly called Anti-Social Media Bill currently before the Senate, saying the new media platforms offer ordinary citizens avenues to question their leaders.
Maharaj ji, who expressed support for the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammed Buhari, however, called for accelerated hearings in corruption cases to serve as a deterrent.