The Role Being Played By the Federal Government in Attacks Are Questionable - eritvnews

The Role Being Played By the Federal Government in Attacks Are Questionable



The Nigerian government has not been able to address the root of the wide spread activities of the Fulani Herdsmen. Reports from different quarters indicated that there were several warnings before most of the attacks yet the government failed to respond to save the lives of the members of the communities

In a statement on Monday, Osai Ojigho, country director of Amnesty International called on the government to find a lasting solution to the crisis.
“The Nigerian authorities’ response to communal violence is totally inadequate, too slow and ineffective, and in some cases unlawful,” Ojigho said.
“Clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna have resulted in 168 deaths in January 2018 alone.

“Hundreds of people lost their lives last year, and the government is still not doing enough to protect communities from these violent clashes. Worse, the killers are getting away with murder.”

She said in 2017, 549 deaths were recorded across 14 states while thousands were displaced.
“In 2017, clashes between nomadic herdsmen and local farmers resulted in at least 549 deaths and thousands displaced across Enugu, Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Cross Rivers, Adamawa, Katsina, Delta and Ekiti states,” she said.
“The government must totally overturn its response to these deadly clashes to avoid this crisis getting out of control. They need to investigate and bring suspects to justice.”

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