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NGO tasks Buhari on herdsmen’s killings

By Segun Olaniyi, Abuja
05 August 2016   |   3:18 am
A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate military and intelligence-driven measures to end the ugly spectres of killings ...
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A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate military and intelligence-driven measures to end the ugly spectres of killings by armed herdsmen across the country.

HURIWA said the call became necessary following recent attacks on farming communities in Kaduna Adamawa and Benue states, resulting in a loss of one hundred lives.

In a statement by its National Coordinator and Media Affairs Director, Emmanuel Onwubiko and Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said the failure to curtail the killings was hurting the nation’s economy.

The rights group also decried the failure by the armed security to thwart the attacks.

According to HURIWA, the President should remember that he vowed to “be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. That as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he will discharge my (his) duties to the best of my (his) ability, faithfully and in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”