The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law Intersociety has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof Yemi Osinbajo administration has become a serious threat to national security.
According to the group in a statement released Tuesday, ‘’the threat to national security and unity particularly territorial and public security posed by the present Federal Government of Nigeria under Retired Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari and Prof Yemi Osinbajo and its security forces is no longer that of governance or regime misconduct and failure, but it has risen to genocidal scale capable of plunging the entire country into complex humanitarian emergencies-a situation that will see Rwandan Genocide as a child’s play’’.
The group said that the situation has gotten so bad to the extent that the ‘’administration is now conducting itself and its activities like a chronic mad man running amok and riotous with a sharp knife in a crowded market-with the crowded market being Nigeria, a country of approximately 200m People. What is now known as ‘Buharist Virus’ has become so devastating and menacing that even those who ‘intellectually packaged and founded the Administration’ in 2015 are longer safe and have become part of the ‘crowded market being run amok by a chronic mad man armed with a sharp knife’.
Intersociety went further to say that the ‘’Buhari and Osinbajo government, through its divisive and violent governance approaches, has violently rattled the ethnic-religious foundations in the country to the extent that they have been violently and psychologically uprooted, provoked, threatened, pushed to the wall, spat at, challenged and degraded-and sometimes massacred, annexed and colonized’’.
To them ‘’the damage and destruction done to Nigerian ethnic nationalities under the present Administration will almost be an act of impossibility to heal and bind; except through a conference of all ethnic nationalities to decide whether to exist by autonomy or as separate statehood’’. conflict).
The statement was signed by Lawyers Ndidiamaka C. Bernard, Head of Int’l Justice & Human Rights Program, Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Head of Civil Liberties & Rule of Law Program, Chinwe Umeche, Head of Democracy & Good Governance Program, Evangaline Chidinma Udegbunam, Head of Campaign & Publicity Dept and Emeka Umeagbalasi, a Criminologist & Graduate of Security Studies and Board Chair of Intersociety. Intersociety is a research and investigative group as well as rights, security, rule of law and democracy campaigner in Nigeria and beyond its borders.
Intersociety stressed that it is worried by this development because the government’s ‘’tacitly approved illegal migration of members of the violent population into Nigeria with their violent instruments including assault rifles. Adding that members of this violent population are further being moved to Southern part of Nigeria and Middle Belt region of Nigeria, with most of such movement usually taking place during dark hours’’.
The group alleged that the Nigerian security forces also hide under obedience to ‘orders from above’ and look the other side, in addition to being accused or seen as providing them with cover or protection.