Your Silence On Fulani Jihadish’s Threats Is Hurting The Country, Rights Group Tells President Buhari, Says Fulani Herdmen Atrocities Is Becoming A Thorn In The Flesh Of Other Peaceful Nigerians
FULANI JIHADISH’S THREATS: BUHARI’S SILENCE IS HURTING THE COUNTRY
It’s an established fact that Nigeria is being terrorised by an untamed monsters who kill and maim the peace-loving people with impunity, while the Federal Government is watching with akimbo. The Fulani Herdmen who seems to have the backing of the central government in their atrocities are becoming a thorn in the flesh of other peaceful Nigerians.
The Government’s body language is emboldening them (the criminal herders) to continue their genocidal attacks on the farming communities whose lands they came to rear animal. It has gotten to the point where the beleaguered communities have to resist them with any means necessary. If such situation arises, we fear that the Rwanda ethnic genocide will rear its ugly face in Nigeria.
To avert the looming holocaust which evil breeze will sure give us another tail of bitter history, President Buhari should immediately call the herdsmen who called themselves Fulani Jihadists to order immediately. Those agitating for secession from the Country are being provoked to take such ventures of last resort simply because of the cynical disposition of the federal government towards the activities of the criminal herders.
“Instead of President Buhari to initiate friendly policies of national unity and to tackle these Fulani invaders/land grabbers, he threatened to deal with the entire South East region or rather the IPOB members by calling them a Dot in the Circle. The Government’s threat of war will not stop the agitations, except he addresses the issues as a father showing love to all Nigerians.
Since the Government appears to be gloating over the herdsmen’s brigandage, these harbingers of death now feel that Nigeria is their forefather’s estate. We are not surprised that some faceless Fulani Jihadists have taken advantage of the Government’s seeming lukewarmness to issue a statement, threatening to attack Delta State if Governor Okowa did not revise the decision of the Southern governors forum. What an impudence? Is this not provocative?
We’re only surprised that in spite of the attendants responses from militants groups as well as other ethnic militia bodies in the State which have heightened tension in the Niger Delta region, the Federal Government has not deemed it necessary to issue a statement condemning the unprovoked threats of violence against Delta State by the Fulani Jihadists. Would the Government have maintained the same dignified silence if it were Delta people that threatened to attack the Fulani Herdmen in the State?
President Buhari should see himself as a President of the Country. The moment the citizens feel that their lives are no longer secure by the Government, self help becomes rife. We cannot afford to have a repetition of the 1967 episodes at this point of our existence. We need peace and that peace can only come when there’s equity and fairplay.
Cleric E. Alaowei, Esq.,
Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (CHURAC)
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