Nigeria collapsing under your watch, HURIWA tells President Buhari
Condemns attack on Taraba Catholic seminary
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described Nigeria as a nation collapsing under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari. It also condemned the recent attack on a Catholic seminary in Jalingo, Taraba State.
“The failure of President Buhari to immediately reorganise his failed and toxic internal security team made up totally of Hausa/Fulani Muslims, who have failed to effectively check the unprecedented bloody attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen targeting farmers and Christians in the North, signposts the rapid collapse of Nigeria under the direct watch of President Buhari,” said HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement in Abuja, yesterday.
According to the group, the attack on a peaceful Catholic church’s facilities and the shooting of priests and students shows a switch from inter-ethnic terrorism to full-blown persecution of Christians of northern origin.
He said the situation calls for “immediate soul searching on the part of President Buhari, so he can salvage what is left of a rapidly collapsing country. The nation is now more than ever so divided along ethno-religious configurations, even as it has become stark reality that some persons are, by the distorted and illegal discriminatory policies of government, made to perceive themselves as second-class citizens who are not trustworthy enough in the opinion of President Buhari to hold such strategic national security positions, now exclusively and unconstitutional occupied by Nigerians of same religion and ethnic affiliation with the president.”
He stated: “We are simply deceiving ourselves by celebrating Democracy Day when Nigerians in their thousands have been gruesomely dispatched to the Great Beyond by armed Fulani herdsmen who are being protected by the powers that be.”He added: “The only option open to President Buhari is to declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Owners’ Association a terrorist group and arrest and prosecute the leaders in competent courts of law.”
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