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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

"RELEASE YOUR ANCESTRAL LANDS FOR GRAZING OR BE KILLED" -NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT THREATENS

"RELEASE YOUR ANCESTRAL LANDS FOR GRAZING OR BE KILLED" -NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT THREATENS


Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers Press

With the spate of killings across Nigeria by the Fulani herdsmen terrorists, it is necessary here to bring to the notice of the global community, the irresponsible statement handed down to the citizens recently by the Nigerian government. It is public knowledge that the Buhari led government is steadily grooming, sponsoring and protecting Islamic terrorists who have gone on rampage, committing heinous crimes against the people. The Nigerian government should as a matter of responsibility, be held accountable for these gruesome and unrelentless killings in Nigeria in a mad drive for the enforcement of Islamic agenda.

Few days back, the media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina while responding to the reckless killings of unarmed, innocent and helpless peasant farmers across Nigeria and in Biafraland, stated that it is better for the people to relinquish their ancestral and insufficient farmlands to the Fulani killer herdsmen for ranching or get killed. It is pathetically disappointing that a government that claims to be fighting for the well-being of every citizen, to be taking such protective interest in   servicing the agenda of a vampiric, terroristic and destructive group. This is a group that is brazenly marauding across different communities, inflicting death, pain and suffering on the farmers. It is the height of callousness for the government to shamelessly make such a threatening statement before the already over burdened populace because of it's crass interest in the jihadistic drive of the terroristic few.

The international community must have to consciously wade into this dehumanizing development in Nigeria and precisely in Biafraland before it degenerates. The rights of the defenceless civilians (farmers) are being trampled upon. These people are daily being massacred at will, with the Nigerian government remaining docile and complicit. Presently, there exists systematic military siege and occupation throughout Biafraland. The Nigerian government's clandestine agenda, is to castrate the security apparatus of the indigenous people. The vigilante groups which stand opposed to the invading attacks of these Fulani herdsmen have been rendered excessively impotent, which is in line with their jihadistic agenda. The Islamic foot soldiers (Fulani herders), are now threatening the indigenous land owners within Nigeria, with death and destruction, should they fail to comply with the surrendering demand of their inheritances for ranching. Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore, a socio-cultural organisation of the Fulanis in Nigeria, with Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian President as their Grand Patron, had recently and naughtily boasted that the landmass within the defunct Nigeria federation from the Northern territories down to the shorelines of Biafra and Yoruba lands, belong to the the Fulanis as their heritage from Allah. They went ahead to state that as their property, they have the inalienable right of use any part of it at will and any obstruction, is an invitation to death. They further threatened to kill and destroy any opposing community or group of people who will stand opposed to their cattle grazing movements from the far North to the Atlantic Ocean. These were the tacit declarations of the Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore, not minding the grave consequences attached.

The irresponsible and most disappointing statement of Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari's media aide, in his desperation to service the egoistic interest of these vampiric marauders therefore, poses a deadly time bomb awaiting explosion. Corroborating the demand of the Fulanis that the Indigenous people should relinquish their ancestral farmlands for cattle ranching or be killed is not just evil, uncivilized and despotic but to say the least, most insulting. The global community should therefore, enquire from the Nigerian government if this is the only available option it can offer in the circumstance. It is important to state here that in Biafraland particularly, there exists limited portions of land even for agricultural purposes, much less talking about giving out any to the Fulanis for cattle ranches or colonies.

The United Nations, European Union, African Union and other governments of the civilised societies of the world must not wait further for their intervention before the bubble bursts. The Fulani killer herdsmen terrorists no doubt, are ostensibly enjoying the full backing of the Nigerian armed forces which have already besieged Biafraland in preparation for planned genocide. Presently, it is ongoing in the Middle Belt axis of Nigeria. The Fulani herdsmen are always blood thirsty and must not be allowed this time around to carry on with their evil enterprise against the defenceless Biafran citizens.

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press

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