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Why Buhari’s trip for medical check-up is shameful, by HURIWA

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Buhari. Photo; TWITTER/NGRPRESIDENT

Blames govts for killings in Ebonyi, Anambra
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to United Kingdom for medical check-up when Nigeria is in the throes of intractable killing of innocent citizens and destruction of their property.

In a statement, yesterday, HURIWA said it was shameful that President Buhari “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 life and property.

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The statement read in part: “It is incomprehensible that Buhari, who spent over a decade campaigning to be elected the Nigerian president, as soon as he got the historic opportunity to govern the country, has displayed total incapacity and unwillingness to govern Nigeria and deliver good governance to the good people. Instead, he has allowed nepotism, corruption and widespread violence and insecurity to overwhelm and dominate his nation. He runs away intermittently to the western world to receive the best of medical services whereas the Nigerian health care system and all other strategic infrastructure have been destroyed.”

The group also condemned the governments of Ebonyi and Anambra states for allegedly failing in their primary duties to protect life and property of their indigenes.

HURIWA deplored the alleged “incessant bloodshed and coordinated killings of the residents of Ebonyi State by both armed Fulani herdsmen and some sponsored armed militants who are on rampage in some parts of the 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.”

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According to the group, “the major plank of the blame is on the poorly performing government of President Buhari for the porosity of the nation to series of armed non-state actors such as bandits, terrorists and Fulani herdsmen, including the emerging externally-induced terrorism in the southern states classified as ‘Unknown Gunmen.’”

HURIWA lamented that “barely 24 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 Stat 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.”

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