By IBE NWACHUKWU:
President Mohammed Buhari has been charged to assume responsibility for numerous killings acoss Nigeria.
A human rights and pro-democracy group, Human Right, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIJE), which made the call after their investigative tour of Zamfara and Kaduna States where major killings took place, gave the statistics of killings as 10 deaths per day.
The chairman of HURIJE, Dede Uzor A Uzor, who spoke to the media after the tour disclosed that this figure gives an indication of a country in a State of war.
According to Dede Uzor, “the war was being waged against the people of Nigeria by Boko Haram sect, Fulani Herdsmen, bandits and other criminal elements in the country, perpetuating and perpetrating heinous crimes in the country. This continuous trend of Killings without any serious response from the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was a clear indication that he was either incapacitated, lacked the political will to address the Killings or he is allegedly and out-rightly behind it”.
They continued “the President should assume responsibility for the continuous massacre in Zamfara, Yobe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Adamawa, Katsina, Benue, Enugu, Abia, Plateau, Taraba. In fact all over Nigeria. About 15 states are in a State of war in the country”.
“The President, the group said, took one billion dollars from the Federation Account to fight insecurity in the country during the last budgetary allocation but the menace has continued unabated. Again, a few days ago, it was said that the presidency provided a whopping sum of N100 billion to Fulani herdsmen to join hands with FG to fight banditry among other criminal activities in the northern part of the country”.
“Is it that the President did not deploy the money? He should give an account of how he spent all the monies to Nigerians” said HURIJE. They condemned as hypocritical, Buhari’s condemnation of the killing in Srilanka of over 200 in churches, but blatantly failed to visit the scenes of the brutal killing of soldiers and innocent citizens in Nigeria HURIJE warned.