Federal Government of Nigeria has been asked to declare bandits and Fulani herdsmen terrorists to show their seriousness in combating insecurity in the country.
The Human Right Liberty Access and Defender’s (HURIDE) which stated this in a press conference in the FCT ABUJA also issued a seven-day ultimatum from the day of publication of this story to declare the murderous groups terrorists or face the wrath of already aggrieved Nigerians.
The Executive Director of HURIDE , Dede Uzor A, Uzor, who read the text of the conference said if Federal Government fails to declare the two blood letting groups terrorists, it will be a clear confirmation that they are behind insecurity in the country.
He lamented that insecurity is fast consuming the country with many states and communities losing their citizens and farmland to the killer groups with their wives raped with qualm.
Dede Uzor said in Niger State, many local Governments and communities have fallen into the hands of bandits with their women taken over from them by the bandits. Many people , he said, were equally said to be kidnapped and houses burnt down.
In Kaduna, he said, students of Greenfield University and School of Forestry, were kidnapped with some killed and others still being held.
“Infact, many states in the North have been taken over by these murderous groups.
This is serious because if not checked it can lead to disintegration of the country”, said Dede Uzor.
The Executive Director said the sympathetic disposition of the Federal Government to these gangsters has been the major booster to their murderous activities.
” The president has not shown any sign of seriousness in challenging these bloodletting groups, who are mostly mercenaries chased out from Libya, Mali, and other African countries who were given rousing welcome in Nigeria to help them win election” he said.
Continuing Dede Uzor said ” since then they have seen in Nigeria an opportunity to unleash terror on indigenous people of the country”.
HURIDE called for national security summit of the political zones and ethnic groups immediately to discuss the security situation in the country and take extensive decision the matter.
He said that after the meeting a state of emergency should be declared on the security of the country, lamenting that an average of 67 persons are being killed on daily basis in the country.