The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Intersociety has called on Nigerian elites and apostles of justice to pay more attention to research and documentation of the Fulani atrocities including the destruction of places of worship by the Miyetti Allah.
Intersociety in a statement said the research and documentation must include profiling all the recent killings and crimes against innocent citizens by the Fulani herdsmen, and the identities of the principal leaders of the two parent cattle breeders’ bodies as well as security and civilian political office holders found to have aided the atrocities.
The group maintained that there is need for more concentration on research and documentation to hold the perpetrators accountable now or in the nearest future. According to the group, in law and criminology, no crime or atrocity is committed unless it is properly investigated and documented.
‘’Intersociety hereby calls on members of the Nigerian intellectual community especially the conscientious apostles of justice among them, including those living outside Nigeria to concentrate less on synchronous and asynchronous web or social media chats, including postings and re-postings and pay more attention on research and documentation of the Fulani atrocities and supportive utterances, policies and conducts by the Buhari and Osinbajo Administration.
‘’The apostles of justice being called upon should also make maximum use of national, regional and international justice mechanisms or remedies to hold the state actor and non-state actor atrocity perpetrators accountable now or in the nearest future’’.
‘’The research and documentation must include profiling all the recent killings and crimes against properties, including land seizure, confiscation and renaming as well as destruction of the sacred places of worship including religious symbols; all perpetrated by the Miyatti Allah and Fulani Kautal Hore parented jihadist Fulani Herdsmen in Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Kogi, Nasarawa and Enugu States. The investigations must also include names or identities of the principal leaders of the two parent cattle breeders’ bodies as well as military, police and civilian political office holders found to have aided the atrocities’’.
It further stated that the fundamental human rights of Nigerians to move freely across the country or part of it, or belong to associations in the country as contained in Sections 41 and 40 of the 1999 Constitution are strictly not for violent persons and entities of violent nature.
The group said such rights, ‘’contrary to the Nigerian Presidency’s recent lies and misinformation, are provided for or meant for peaceful Nigerians as well as for peaceful purposes. The Buhari Presidency, as a Government of ‘technical laws’, ‘self-help and ideas’, has again lied, misinformed and misled Nigerians’’.