The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has stated that it is shocked by the fact that most terrorists have been deliberately left uncrushed by the Nigerian Army. These are dangerous humans tagged “bandits” in Northwestern Nigeria.
“We regret to observe that these terrorists who are mostly ethnic Fulani same ethnicity with all the heads of the internal security institutions are still operating freely in Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara and Katsina and have killed scores of citizens only in the last few days,” HURIWA said in a statement signed by its coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and made available to DAILY POST on Monday.
The group was flabbergasted at the refusal of the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces to act in his primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties.
The Global Terrorism Index was one of the surveys cited by HURIWA, it said Nigeria is ranked a third-worst nation given to terrorism and with no improvement since 2017.
The group noted that asides insurgency (such as Boko Haram and Islamic State in Western African Province, ISWAP), banditry, kidnapping and secessionist violence are pushing Nigeria towards the brink of collapse.
The group reinstated the fact that many people have lost belief in the leadership of Buhari hence, calling for his resignation owing to his failure to secure Nigeria.
“For the past six years, the insecurity across Nigeria has worsened beyond the Boko Haram insurgency. Virtually all parts of Nigeria are currently battling one form or another of violent crimes, evidence that the president has failed to keep his promise on security.”
HURIWA disclosed that a reasonable number of Nigerian citizens no longer have their trust rooted in his leadership, while others feel the opposite as to his positive assessment.
The analysis showed that insecurity affects economic growth by drying-out investments, increases unemployment and dwindles government revenue, amongst others. Despite these effects, government capital expenditure on internal security did not grow astronomically to match the hydra-headed problem.
A prominent Islamic scholar, Sheik Murtala Sokoto, described those still praising Buhari as liars and hypocrites.
Even within President Buhari’s own party, many people who worked for his victory now complain openly that the mission that brought them to power might have been willfully abandoned.
Terrorists, who are referred to as bandits, have continued to operate freely in the North West Nigeria despite the shutting down of telecommunications In some areas in the region by the Federal Government.
Just yesterday, there were cases of abduction of commuters travelling the Abuja-Kaduna highway by gunmen suspected to be bandits.