Fulani herdsmen: Human right activists ask Buhari to resign
A coalition of human rights activists in Nigeria have asked President
Muhamamdu Buhari to resign from office, if he is unable to tackle the
mindless killings of innocent citizens of the Country by Fulani herdsmen.
The coalition said it had concluded arrangements
to storm the nation's seat of power, Aso Rock Villa, to register their
displeasure over the development.
Their position is contained in a statement signed by Executive Chairman of Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, Mr. Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman.
They sympathized with the governments and people of the affected
States and Communities in the Federation over the loss of their loved
ones in the hands of the Fulani Herdsmen, calling on the governments at
all levels to come to the aid of the affected people and families in
order to ameliorate their suffering as a result of the dastard
The Activists under the aegis of Centre for Human Rights and Social
Justice (CHRSJ) including; Centre for Constitutional Rights and
Counter Corruption Crusader, Save Lagos Group(SLG) ,The Conscience
Mainstream(TMG),African Masses Voices for Survival (AMVS),The
Christians Youths for the Peoples' Rights and
Development(CYPRD),Islamic Movement for Muslims' Rights(IMMR),Divine
Nigerians Liberators for Peoples' Fundamental Rights(DNLPFR).
Others were; The Christian Awareness Mission Group(CAMG),Passengers
Fundamental Rights Group(PATRGIA),The Political Awareness
Group(TIPAG),Centre for Social Justice and Equity of
Nigeria(CESJEN),Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun
State(CSCEOS),Veteran Groups for Operation Clean
Crusade(VGOCC),Apata-Aiyeraye Social Political Volunteer Group(ASPVG)
and De-Mainstream Independent Group(DIG).
Rising from their expanded meeting on the “state of the Nation” on
Wednesday, the leader of the group, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman,
disclosed that they discussed extensively at the meeting on the
ongoing massacre of innocent Nigerians by the Fulani herdsmen,
particularly, the Agatu Killings and Tuesday Enugu killings where over
forty (40) people were killed aimlessly, insisting that they would
soon storm the Aso Rock in large numbers to show their grievances
against the Fulani herdsmen massacre and insincerity of the President
Buhari on the protection lives and property as stipulated in the
amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Comrade Sulaiman called on the security agents' in the country to
wake up from their slumber and be alive to their constitutional duties
of protecting the lives and property of the citizens, urging the
security agents to increase their intelligent gathering mechanism so
as to forestall the future occurrence, stressing that this was how
Boko Haram insurgent began some years back in the country.
The group gave 7 days ultimatum to President Buhari and security
agents to fish out the sponsors of the Agatu and Enugu massacre by
bringing them to justice, adding that if President has not done
anything to curb or put an end to this Fulani herdsmen madness, then,
there is trouble in his hand.
They strongly condemned the body language of President Buhari over the
Fulani herdsmen massacre for showing no serious concern to the
development which shows his ethnic bigotry nature, that contrary to
the Oaths of Allegiance for the office of the President in line with
the seventh schedule of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.
He alleged that the remnants of Boko Haram sect began the current
attacks on the farmers with arms and ammunitions which were contrary
to the section 227 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.
According to the group, “Let's call a spade a spade. We are strongly
condemned the recent brutal invasion of Communities in the country,
especially, the Agatu and Ukpabi Nimbo by the Fulani Herdsmen and
attitude of Federal Government on the Fulani Herdsmen serious threat
to the peaceful co-existence of Nigerians. It is high time for
President Muhammadu Buhari to quit office if he could not put the stem
and madness under control. We feel that Buhari led government is just
playing games and politics with the lives of innocent human beings.
This mindless killing must be stopped within the reasonable time
before it goes out of hand”.