The latest criticism is coming following the bombing of the ABUJA/KADUNA train by bandits.
President Muhammadu Buhari
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari following the killing of over 45 Hausa farmers in Sokoto State.
The group also frowned at the bombing of the ABUJA/KADUNA train by bandits, accusing the president of pampering the terrorists.
HURIWA said this showed that the activities of armed Fulani attackers and terrorists have grown from strength to strength.
Recall that the Nigerian Railway Corporation on Thursday announced the suspension of its operations after bandits detonated explosives on the tracks serving the Abuja-Kaduna line on Wednesday.
The group in a statement by its National Coordinator,Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko on Thursday said it was disappointing and totally unacceptable that President Muhammadu Buhari continues to dither in classifying armed Fulani militia as terrorists.
HURIWA accused the Buhari-led government of heavily pampering and protecting terrorists, warning that the earlier they are declared as ‘terrorists and crushed decisively, the better for the health, stability, unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It insisted that/President Muhammadu Buhari is surrounded by Northern Ethnic bigots as internal security chiefs who share same Ethno-religious affinity with members of the increasingly advancing armed Fulani group causing grave damage to North West State including the recent attacks in Sokoto and the train coming to Abuja.
The rights group opined that Buhari does not get sound, qualitative and objective security advice which demands that he needs to hire a much more competent, professional and patriotic National Security Adviser who must necessarily not share his same Ethno-religious affiliation.
HURIWA applauded the former Senator representing Kaduna central in the eight session of the Senate of the Federal Republic, Senator Shehu Sani for his courage and patriotism in announcing the possible bomb attack which targeted the train in which he too was a passenger who narrowly escaped being harmed by the armed Terrorists.
The statement added that, “Does it make any sense anymore why our President, the head of the Nigerian State and an elected leader of modern day Nigeria, retired military General Muhammadu Buhari is dithering in clearly classifying these bad boys operating in the North West who are mostly Fulani as terrorists? What is the plausible excuse for the Commander -in- chief not to take steps to concretely wipe out these terrorists or is it the case that certain actual terrorists are much more favoured because they come from the Fulani Ethnic stock much more than other so – called ‘terrorists’ who were hurriedly labelled ‘terrorists’ by the current government and the full force of the military unleashed on them even when they are to the best of the knowledge of everyone are not terrorists but campaigners for self determination or self rule?”
“Mr President should be told in plane English that the pampering of Fulani terrorists by his government will backfire because by the time these pampered mass murderers finish with the North West and North Central, they will then move their locations to other regions in Southern Nigeria and this will instigate civil war that may destroy the fragile stability that Nigeria is witnessing.
”The earlier they are declared as terrorists and crushed decisively and not by audio or fake military strikes as it is now, the better for the health, stability, unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the group added.