Prominent Civil Rights Advocacy Group-: HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the escalating vicious attacks targeting villages in the North West of Nigeria by armed Fulani militia.
HURIWA claimed that these killings take place because whereas the President misuses the security forces to go after unarmed agitators for self government in the South East of Nigeria and seeking to crush the vigilante (Eastern Security Network) set up by South East youths to drive away armed Fulani herdsmen from attacking South Eastern States, the same federal government watches in a conspiratorial silence, the way armed bandits are destroying Northern States.
Recalling that the Nigeria Police in Kebbi State said 66 people were killed by bandits in Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State, the Rights group- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari for treating the armed terrorists with kid gloves.
HURIWA alleged that the Federal government papers these armed northern bandits only because the attackers share same ethno- religious affiliations with him (the President) as mostly Fulani but the same President viciously deploys soldiers and police to South East of Nigeria whereby they are using unorthodox style to try to check the rising clamour by some Youth for self determination and in the process killing innocent youths.
HURIWA condemns the attitude of the Department of State Services (DSS) for failing to arrest Senator Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa and one Isa Tafida MAFINDI who are known to have openly bragged that they will attack members of the Igbo Ethnic nationality.
The Rights group stated that whilst one Mr. Isa Tafida MAFINDI who identifies himself on tweeter as a member of the People’s Democratic Party and a member of the National Executive Committee/Board of Trustees of the opposition party and the owner of a business concern known as Halal abattoirs openly canvassed through a recorded conversation with a suspected lady author of a book, the recorded conversation was carried on YouTube the attacks of Igbo living in the North as a revenge for the rising agitations by some Igbo youths canvassing self government, the Bauchi State born Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa openly threatened that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will declare war on South East of Nigeria to crush the rising clamour by some Igbo youths for self government.
The Rights group described the deliberate failure of the Department of State Services(DSS/SSS) to arrest the duo as part of the larger conspiracy by some persons high up there in the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to orchestrate the genocide of the Igbo speaking Nationality, even as the Rights group has therefore urged leaders of the international community not to sit idly by and allow President Muhammadu Buhari and his war mongering cabal to start off a pogrom against Igbo ethnicity.
HURIWA wonders why President Muhammadu Buhari has elected to permit armed Fulani militia members known as armed bandits to continue embarking on killing spree in some North West States whereas he has decided to massively deploy heavy land and air power to the South East of Nigeria to go after mostly innocent Igbo Youths who aren’t the real armed attackers of the security facilities and operatives of the armed security forces.
The Rights group which described as despicable, reprehensible and totally abhorrent the recent killings of 66 villagers in Kebbi State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use his Presidential powers correctly to go after terrorists notwithstanding that majority of these terrorists and armed bandits share same religious faith and tribe with the President himself.
The Rights group said nepotistic appointment of only Fulani heads of Internal Security architectures is the fundamental reason these armed Fulani herdsmen and terrorists are having field days in the North and other parts of Nigeria killing, maiming and destroying villagers and villages and kidnapping students and travellers and the security forces are watching them as if they are above decisive crushing.
HURIWA said: ” We have just read the spokesperson of the Kebbi state police command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, saying the massacre took place on Thursday in eight villages of the council. According to him, though the police were still counting the number of the dead, but the state police command had already dispatched a detachment of the officers and men of the police force to the area. He said, “The killing took place in Koro, kimpi, Gaya, Dimi, Zutu, Rafin Gora and Iguenge villages, all in Danko/Wasagu LGA of Kebbi State.”
HURIWA also quoted the media as stating that majority of the people of the affected villages have escaped to the nearby town of Riba for safety just as it is a notorious fact that in April, bandits killed nine policemen among whom was the Police DPO of Danko/Wasagu.
The prominent Civil Rights Advocacy Group therefore stated that the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari picks and choses where to send soldiers and police to unleash venomous violence against civilian populace, is the reason armed Fulani militia and terrorists are openly carrying out their well Coordinated attacks against the citizens just as the Rights group said armed northern bandits have killed more policemen and soldiers as opposed to the number killed unfortunately by the so called unknown gunmen in the South East and South South of Nigeria.