DEPLOY THE MILITARY AGAINST FULANI HERDSMEN , NOT VOTERS
The loss of human lives in Nigeria to Fulani Herdsmen has grown to heights at which the government is supposed to deploy security agencies, including the military against them. It is rather appalling that the military is busy with intimidation of voters and in most incidents, shooting at them. Are Nigerian lives worth nothing to the Buhari-led government?
Shortly before the elections, the incessant killings by Fulani Herdsmen diminished, only to resume with full force after the presidential elections. They are now growing into a full-fledged terrorist group, just like Boko Haram while Buhari sits in complacence. The protection of lives and properties of the Nigerian citizens ought to be the priority of every elected official, from the Presidency to the least position. Killings in Kaduna has taken its toll on the nation and the governor, El-Rufai must be held accountable if these terrorists are not met with full force. Countless videos from election monitors have shown how and the kind of force the Nigerian military could unleash against the terrorists. If the government could deploy the military with such weaponry against unarmed civilians, it could do so too, and even better to save the lives of the people in Kaduna, Adamawa and other parts of Nigeria, against terrorists.
Nigerians must not sit on their hands while the government sits in wait to publish tweets of consolation to victimized families. It is high time all facets involved in the building of a safe democratic government in Nigeria, rose to hold every state governor in whose state, killings are incessant, including President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo accountable.
These killings must stop! They move around with machetes and AK-47, live in the communities and within us, yet we cannot fight them? Is it when they metamorphose into another Boko Haram that we would start meeting the fire for fire?
Muhammadu Buhari Burutai Masheki Nigerian Defence Academy 70th Regular Course Professor Yemi Osinbajo Amnesty International Nigeria SERAP Human Rights Watch HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER United Nations AfricaUnion