HURIWA, the Nigerian Human Rights Writers Association, has urged Nigerians to implore President Muhammadu Buhari to resign immediately.
The group is concerned about terrorism’s increasing boundaries in the North West, the extraordinary levels of armed kidnappings in Katsina, Niger, and the Zamfara States, and armed Fulani attackers’ persistent shelling of sections of Southern Kaduna State.
HURIWA warned that Nigeria was eroding into a vast ungoverned vacuum, requiring collaborative action from world leaders and the United Nations to prevent the country’s constitutional democracy from collapsing.
Because of the toxic body language of people in control of the political strata of power in Abuja, the rights advocacy group feels the assailants have become considerably bolder.
All of this was happening, according to the group, because all of the strategic security positions in the internal security architectures were being led by people who shared the same ethnoreligious orientation as the majority of the armed terrorists who were threatening national security and getting away with it.
Because Buhari does not believe in federal character in the appointment of security chiefs, and because his repeated and serial nepotistic appointments have brought the country to the brink of collapse in the last six years, HURIWA said the next best option was to implore him to resign honourably in the name of God.
“If President Buhari still wants to see Nigeria remain unbroken,” HURIWA stated, “it will be more honourable for him to present his letter of resignation.”
This was said in a statement released on Sunday by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf.
The group expressed regret that, since 2015, “the nation has increasingly become one huge ungoverned space following the abdication of their constitutional functions by President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces Muhammadu Buhari,” who, according to the group, “has rather chosen to focus on promoting the primordial agenda of his religion and his Fulani Ethnic nationality to the detriment, disadvantage” of the country.
According to the rights group, the absence of an independent National Assembly since 2019, when Buhari’s lackeys were elected as Senate President and Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives is the deeper cause of Nigeria’s national security challenges.
President “Buhari’s failure and unwillingness to decisively deal with the armed Fulani attackers because of Ethno-religious considerations is the motivation needed by terrorist organizations like the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association to continue to threaten States that have decided to pass legislation prohibiting open grazing of cattle,” according to HURIWA.
“At the moment, the Nigerian President has decided to pursue the private interests of cattle owners who are his kinsmen while abandoning his basic function of preserving Nigerian territory from such armed groups.”
HURIWA slammed the presidency and the National Assembly for failing to take long-term and effective measures to combat terror attacks, while also criticizing the President for “failing to officially list these armed Fulani militias in those forests as terrorists and to seek clear, unambiguous international interventions by the United Nations and such nations as the United States, United Kingdom, and the Cayman Islands,” according to HURIWA.
HURIWA has called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to safeguard Nigerians from “favoured terrorists known as bandits.”
Because the current administration is hesitant to wage a law-based war on terror against the armed Fulani attackers, HURIWA believes it will not be surprising if terrorists are able to take control of the freshly purchased Tucano military jets.