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Nigeria Is Facing Imminent Civil War - HURIWA


Following yesterday's killing of 17 catholic worshipers and two priests by armed Herdsmen, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has carpeted the lackluster approach of the federal government in contending the menace and punishing offenders sternly, telling President Muhammadu Buhari that his condemnation of the killings is not enough.
The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Benue state had on Tuesday confirmed the killing of two of their priests, Rev Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, in an early hour attack on St Ignatius Quasi Parish, Ukpor, Mbalom in Gwer West Local Government Council of Benue.

Buhari reacted hypocritically after by describing the killing of worshippers and two priests at a Catholic church in UkporMbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue state as vile and satanic, stressing that the latest assault is clearly calculated to stoke up religious conflict and plunge our communities into endless bloodletting・Reacting in a statement by its national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and national media affairs director, Ms Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA stated that the Buhari administration is watching while the country gradually sleep walks into a full blown civil war due to the mass killings by armed Fulani herdsmen and their hired freelance armed terrorists who have continued to have free reign of maximum terror even when the Fulani dominated command and control security forces watches on.

It stated that Africa will be destabilized should the international community continue with the apathy and lackadaisical attitudes of "we don't care whether Nigeria burns of watching Nigerians as they are slaughtered in their country sides by armed Fulani herdsmen and other affiliate terrorists.

The statement reads in part, Nigeria is at the precipice of an imminent civil war if the coordinated mass killings by armed and motivated Fulani herdsmen and their registered association are not brought to justice by declaring the organization as a terrorist group and the leaders who had made statements in the media directly claiming responsibility for the attacks on farmers arrested and prosecuted.

HURIWA blamed the Nigerian internal security heads, all of whom are of the same ethnicity and religion from the North just like the suspected killers, for not adopting proactive action to stop the killing of the two catholic priests when one of the two priests had raised alarm on his social media page, on the imminent invasion of his community by armed Fulani herdsmen, even when the nation intelligence community spends billions of dollars monitoring activities of the 16 million active account holders on the popular social media platform of Facebook.

We have consistently condemned the lopsided top security appointments by president Buhari - a Fulani from Northern Nigeria who gave all the strategic national security and intelligence gathering agencies to his kinsmen from same ethnic-religious group as against constitutional provision on federal character principles which outlaws concentration of top flight jobs in the hands of just a few ethno-religious communities.

Similarly, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has raised the alarm that Nigeria is drifting towards a state of anarchy, calling on the international community to intervene and rescue the country from turning to a war zone.

Governor Fayose, who was reacting to the killing of 18 worshippers and the two priests in Benue State allegedly by herdsmen, said President Muhammadu Buhari's withdrawal of $496 million from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) without approval of the National Assembly and the controversial arrest of Senator Dino Melaye, were indications that under this government of President Buhari, the constitution is on suspension.

He said, of half of the level aggressiveness being shown by the Police on the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye because of seeming concocted allegations is shown on the killings by herdsmen across the North Central States and other parts of the country, the rampaging killer herdsmen that are even killing policemen would have been brought under control.

Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement issued on Tuesday night that, it is alarming and curious that Father Joseph Gor, one of the Catholic Priests that were murdered in Benue State yesterday, raised the alarm on January 3, 2018, through his Facebook account on the occupation of
Mbalom community by herdsmen. Yet, the priest was killed!

The governor asked; why is the federal government allowing this seeming ethnic cleansing in Benue and other middle-belt States, such that President Buhari and the entire members of his government do not see the wanton killings as anything to be worried about?
when did Nigeria degenerate to the level that people can no longer worship peacefully in their churches or go to their farms? When did Nigeria become a state of anomie where people are killed even after raising alarm that there was threat to their existence?・

On the illegal withdrawal of $496 million from the Excess Crude Account, Governor Fayose said; One day, this federal government will even stop releasing statutory allocations to States and Local councils. They are behaving as if the constitution of the country is already suspended and this should worry lovers of democracy in Nigeria. He said it was alarming that despite that Local Councils in Ekiti State were in court, challenging the federal government decision to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account and the Attorney General of the Federation had already entered appearance in the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1264/17 that came up for hearing before Justice Binta Nyako on Monday, $496 million was taken from the Excess Crude Account.

The governor, who described the President's action on the illegal withdrawal from the ECA as an insult on the National Assembly and the Judiciary, added that; only the National Assembly and the judiciary can save themselves from being turned to a non-existing institutions as already being done by the President.

Biafra TV reporter who culled this report from Governor Fayose's statement, wish to remind the general public that the lawlessness of President Buhari is chronic, and have bought over National Assembly and Judiciary, instances are, refusal to obey court orders on the release of Elzazaki, Dasuki, Bright Chimezie Ishinwa, and other. Similarly, the withdrawal of funds, borrowing of money and other expenses without the approval of National Assembly.