By Uche Amunike
Human Rights Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, had called on Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari to resign with immediate effect.
This decision was informed by the worrisome spate of terrorism, kidnapping, killings and abduction that has continued to ravage the Northwest and the Katsina, Niger and Zamfara areas, not excluding constant attacks on parts of Southern Kaduna by Fulani marauders.
HURIWA is particularly alarmed that Nigeria was spiralling into a big ungoverned space that presently requires the joint efforts of the United Nations and world leaders to save her from imminent collapse of constitutional democracy.
The rights advocacy group believes that the attackers were becoming more daring because the body language of the powers that be in the political space in Abuja was toxic, noting that all the strategic security positions and internal security architectures were led by people who share the same ethno-religious mindset with the majority of the armed terrorists who were threatening the national security and getting away with their antics.
The HURIWA group explained that since President Buhari does not apply the Federal Character in his appointment of Security Chiefs and since his lopsided appointments of Service Chiefs in the past six years has led Nigeria to a near failed state, it was better for him to resign honorably.
HURIWA maintained that it will be more honorable for him to submit his letter of resignation if he really cares about Nigeria not being broken.
This was contained in a statement made by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zaynab Yusuf on Sunday.
The HURIWA group frowned against the fact that since 2015, Nigeria has undoubtedly become one huge ungoverned space as a result of the abdication of their constitutional functions by President Muhammadu Buhari who takes more delight in concentrating on promoting the primordial agenda of his religion and his fulani ethnic nationality to the disadvantage and detriment of the national security and territorial integrity of Nigeria.
They believe that the major reason for the national security crisis facing the country is that there has been no independent national assembly since the lackeys of Buhari were elected as the Senate President and Speaker, Federal House of Representatives.
As far as HURIWA is concerned, Buhari’s inability to decisively deal with the armed Fulani attackers because of ethno-religious reasons is the motivation needed by such terrorist organization like the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association to continue to threaten states that have passed legislation banning open grazing of cattle.
Presently, Buhari has decided to chase after the private interest of cattle owners who are his kinsmen while neglecting his major duty of protecting the Nigerian territory from invasions by such armed groups.
HURIWA blamed the presidency and the National Assembly for being unable to take lasting and actionable measures to fight the scourge of terrorists attacks while still condemning the president for officially failing to list the armed fulani Militias in those forests as terrorists and to seek ambiguous international interventions by the United Nations and other nations like the United States of America, United Kingdom, or Canada.
The group went ahead to advise the National Assembly to move for the impeachment of President Buhari for not being able to protect Nigerians from the favoured terrorists called bandits.
The group posited said that it won’t be shocked if the terrorists were able to take over the newly-launched Tucano Military jets because the present administration was not willing to wage a law-based war on terrorism against the armed fulani attackers.