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Monday, 2 May 2016




France has recently pledged to help Nigeria in its fight against Islamist terror group Boko Haram. The two countrie's defence ministers have signed a security agreement which includes arms procurement. France agreed to help equip Nigeria’s elite land and marine forces. The two nations also agreed on areas of training for the Nigerian forces.

But Nigeria have had difficulties in acquiring arms because of reported human rights abuses. Because president Muhammadu Buhari have in fact not improved the military’s human right’s record but have only worsened it since he assumed office in 29 May 2015. Over 4000 unarmed peaceful Biafrans protesters have been shot and killed by the Nigeria Armed Forces Under the command of President Buhari. The Nigeria Army was also responsible for the death of over 2000 Shia Muslims. The Nigeria Armed forces opened fire on Shia protesters killing over 2000 and injuring over 1,500 in the process.

Buhari claims Nigeria military don't have weapons to fight Boko-Haram but when it comes to killing unarmed innocent civilians they are fully Equipped, well armed and trained. Amnesty International, Human Right and ICC have all condemned all this massacre by the Nigeria Armed under President Buhari, which has also resulted to series of Investigation. Now on the issue of fighting Boko-Haram, several conspiracy theories have been expressed before and after Buhari came into power in May 2015. Some believe it is the northern elders and politicians who created Boko Haram in order to make the country “ungovernable” for the former Nigeria president Jonathan. Some say Boko-Haram was part of Buhari Plan to come into power. There are also some other theories. Whether or not these theories are correct, it is well-known that the main sponsors of Boko-Haram are some members of the ruling party APC and also some high-rank in the Nigeria Army. This facts of course have been denied by Buhari, some members APC and also alleged members in the Nigeria Army.

Buhari went to Washington to meet Obama on the issue of buying Arms from the US to Fight Boko-Haram but he was disappointed because the US refused to sell Arms to Nigeria. The questions everyone one was asking was "Why did America refuse to sell Arms to Buhari"? Is just because he has a poor Human Right Records or did US discover that giving Arms to Buhari is also empowering members of Boko-Haram? Hmm, like I said just theories right?

But what about the Fulani Herdsmen? What about them you ask. How come the are suddenly more equipped with more Ak47 and Assault rifles than the previous governments. There are claims herdsmen attacks began after the new administration took over power. Fulani herdsmen have killed over 710 Biafrans excluding the 48 Agatu people in Benue state in the last 10 months. Many has lamented that the federal government and the DSS have done little or nothing to stop the invasion of communities by Fulani Herdsmen. Most are shocked that President Buhari who also is a Fulani has remained silent on the serial slaughter by the Fulani herdsmen.

Am stating these references and bringing up this incidents to show the whole world why they shouldn't empower Nigeria military and her government, with either weapons or training. Nigeria security forces were also accused to have razed and burned homes and properties in communities

thought to harbour Boko Haram fighters. In Baga, a town in Borno state, Nigerian troops destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and allegedly killed scores of people, apparently in retaliation for the killing of a soldier by Boko Haram. The authorities have yet to bring anyone to justice for these crimes. The Nigerian Armed forces have also been involved in frequent human rights violations; include extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary arrests, and extortion-related abuses.

Remember what America Senator said on the issue of not selling Arms to President Muhammdu Buhari? Sen. Patrick Leahy issued a brusk statement denouncing his “misdirected criticism.

“Rather than suggest that the United States is at fault for not funding murderers and rapists in the Nigerian military, he should face up to his own responsibility to effectively counter Boko Haram,” 

“He should direct his attention to the Nigerian military, and the Nigerian courts, and clean up the units implicated in such atrocities.”-Leahy.

My plea is to both world leaders and presidents who have Highly sophisticated assault weapons, Nuclear and Chemical/Biological weapons,  should repel against arming Nigeria with any form of weapon. Be it guns, Armoured cars, Bombs, Tanks, Choppers, Jets etc. Including any form of training Because the Nigeria Government and her Armed Forces will only use such privileges against unarmed civilians, massacre more Biafrans asking for self-determination and kill anyone that opposes their government instead of defending and protecting her Country against Terror.

1 comment

  1. Please let us try to write or contact world leaders on the issue of our referendum.


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