By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The Prominent Civil Rights Advocacy Group- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to cover his face in unmitigated shame that he flee away to a United Kingdom’s hospital maintained by the British taxpayers and enjoying the formidable security provided by the efficiently and professionally administered Security services of the British but his home nation is on fire from armed non state actors killing, maiming and destroying lives and property.
HURIWA said it was incomprehensible that someone who spent over a decade campaigning to be elected the Nigerian President, but as soon as he got the historic opportunity to govern the political entity called the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the same retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari has displayed crass irresponsibility and total incapacity and unwillingness to govern Nigeria and deliver good governance to the good people of Nigeria but has allowed nepotism, corruption and widespread violence and insecurity to overwhelm and dominate his nation and he runs away intermittently to the Western World to receive the best of medical services whereas he has destroyed the Nigerian health care system and all other strategic infrastructures.
Besides, the civil society organisation- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has condemned the GOVERNMENTS of Ebonyi and Anambra States for failing in their primary duties to protect the lives and property of their citizens.
The Rights group deplored the incessant bloodshed and coordinated killings of the citizens of Enonyi state by both the armed Fulani herdsmen and some sponsored armed militants who are on rampage in some parts of Ebonyi state in a genocidal adventure to wipe out some minority communities in their local government areas even as the government of David Umahi is grossly incompetent and inefficient.
HURIWA disclosed that the major plank of the blame is on the poorly performing government of President Muhammadu Buhari for the porosity of the nation to series of armed non state actors such as bandits, tertorists and Fulani herdsmen including the emerging externally induced terrorism in the Southern Nigerian States classified as ‘Unknown Gunmen’, has asked the incompetent President to quit to save Nigeria from collapse.
“HURIWA has noted with immense pains and agony that barely twenty-four hours after eight people were killed in Adani, Uzo -Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, by gunmen, a Methodist priest and 17 other indigenes of Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, were on Monday evening, gruesomely killed by rampaging herdsmen who invaded the communities.The car belonging to the Methodist priest was also burnt by the herdsmen. But the police in Ebonyi said only six people were killed.”
The Rights group said: ” HURIWA has learnt that not less than 18 or even 30 persons were killed by the herdsmen in Ishielu.
Eye witnesses have regrettably amstated that as we write, 18 or 30 persons were slaughtered like animals. They matcheted many of our people, burnt vehicles, motorcycles and looted our properties.
Reacting to the killings Governor Dave Umahi, who visited the affected communities, said local herdsmen in the areas who the state government had an understanding with, committed the havoc.
He said those who migrated to the area were convinced to leave, adding that the killings took place after they had left.
We feel so sad that this kind of thing should happen in our state. I am going to escalate this to the highest authorities in the country to ensure these people don’t get away with this”.
HURIWA stated too that the unabated killings and destruction of properties in Effium and Ezza-Effium communities in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, is symptomatic of a failing nation and a sign that the Ebonyi State governor is so grossly incompetent and inefficient to a ridiculous extent.
HURIWA said that all that governor David Umahi does is to fold his hands and allow his people to be slaughtered like animals by both external and internal terrorists, some with connections to the government in Abakaliki but only for him to run crying like an old man who does not have any creative idea on how to stop the mindless murders and genocidal killings going on in his State.
“What does the Ebonyi state government do with the huge security votes on monthly basis and why is President Muhammadu Buhari who controls both the Nigerian police and the Department of State Services seems unconcerned when armed Fulani herdsmen unleashed unmitigated slaughter of the citizens of Ebonyi and many other States?”
HURIWA stated further: “The President has now shamelessly run off to a hospital that works in a Country that is well protected by their elected leaders but he has abandoned his primary responsibilities of Protecting Nigerians and refused to even do the constitutionally mandated transition of temporary power to his Vice president Professor Yemi Osinbanjo.
The Rights group said that it is regrettable that the absentee President prefers to let Nigeria run as an autopiloted contraption with mindless killings of innocent people going on on daily basis and the security agencies lacking the political will to crush these armed non state actors who are well known to the security forces whose heads are heavily compromised but these killings must not continue.
“The people of Nigeria must collectively find a way out to repossess Nigeria from these murderous mafia killers who are going about their diabolical assignment as if they have the blessing of the Federal government to decimate, degrade and destroy the good people of Nigeria to satisfy an agenda of those in the West and Europe working to depopulate the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
HURIWA said: “The governor of Ebonyi State is simply a clown who clowns around and engaging in daydreaming and fantasies about 2023 even as half of Ebonyi State are in one crisis or the other and the citizens are massacred yet their governor hallucinates about running for a national office in 2023.
“The governor should be told to account for the billions of taxpayers money belonging to Ebonyi people spent as security votes and President Muhammadu Buhari should be ashamed of himself that he is presiding over the systematic decimation of citizens in their large numbers by armed non state actors and terrorists sponsored by officials and yet he has gone to get the best medical treatments that taxpayers money running into billions can buy.”
HURIWA then asked: “Why does President Muhammadu Buhari celebrate failures amongst the security forces who control these states’ commands whereby these unwarranted attacks and killings take place? Is the President such a sadist that he can not dismiss these inefficient police commissioners and Directors of DSS in those front line States of these satanic attacks and bloodbath? Is the President of the biggest black nation so reckless and lawless that he does not care that his citizens are killed in their numbers daily and the Security forces are deliberately manipulated to appear like they are overwhelmed?”