The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has decried the massacre of over 80 persons in Plateau State last Saturday by Fulani herdsmen.
The group called on Nigerians to brace up and ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari is uprooted in 2019 to save the country from utter destruction.
It noted that the wanton killings in the country portrays Nigeria as a barbaric entity and “we Yoruba People are pained living in the same space with the bestial elements who kill innocent people in cruel manner.”
Afenifere stated this in a communique read by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, arising from its monthly meeting in Akure, the country home of its leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on Tuesday.
“Nigerians must now gird their loins and see the democratic uprooting of this administration as a task that must be done in 2019 so as to save the country from utter destruction.
“There is no land where the blood of the innocent is being shed daily like Nigeria that can make progress in any area of human endeavor.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!.
“The meeting was devastated by the genocide that took place in Plateau State on Sunday in which over 200 deaths occurred by eyewitnesses accounts deaths but the police admitted 100.
“These wanton killings and official irresponsibility portrays Nigeria as a barbaric entity and we Yoruba People are pained living in the same space with the bestial elements who kill innocent people in cruel manner.
“The images of little children killed mercilessly with open skulls make anyone with human blood flowing in his or her veins to shrink.
“We are further distressed that the response of President Buhari to the murder of hundreds of our citizens did not attract a word of sympathy or regret.
“It is very infuriating that the President’s response and that of Miyetti Allah appeared to have been authored from the same laptop.
“The chairman of North Central zone of Miyetti Allah, Danladi Ciroma said the attacks were a retaliation for the loss of three hundred cows” Odumakin said.
The group frowned that President Buhari, who is also the Grand Patron of Miyetti Allah, would described terror by herdsmen as mere “herdsmen/farmers clashes”.
The Yoruba group regretted that the Presidency could even claim that information available to it was that about 100 cattle had been rustled by a community in Plateau State, and some herdsmen were killed in the process.
It added that the Presidency while making the claim had used the word ‘thugs’ thrice to describe protesting residents while admitting that human life was becoming ‘increasingly cheap’ under his watch without saying what he is doing to make it worthy or bring the herdsmen who have admitted killing people to book.
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“Three months ago, we did say that the President is afflicted by conflict of interests as Grand Patron of Miyetti Allah and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is the affliction that has seen him now functioning as a Miiyetti Allah godfather at a time he should be presidential.
We asked him and we are calling on him to make a choice between the two.
“It is pointless at this stage making any demand on this incorrigible administration. We ask our people to have special prayers for the souls of all those killed and for God to have mercy on Nigeria in all our mosques on Friday 29th June in our churches on Sunday 1st of July ,and for Him to see us through the last few months of this administration,” Odumakin said.
On Buhari recent claim that the call for restructuring is a selfless call, the group said, “If the President talks about people with personal agenda on restructuring, it can only be those who insert it in their manifestos to win elections and turn around to say they are getting different definitions of restructuring after they came to power.
“We insist that for the country to move forward and develop, it has to be restructured into a proper federation.”
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