….Says Host Communities Are Being Pushed to the Wall
Coalition for A Better Nigeria has decried brewing herdsmen crisis between herders and their host communities in the South West, arguing that nationally, “various communities are being pushed to the wall more than before”.
In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade AWA Bamiji, the Coalition for A Better Nigeria observed that “it is now logical for Mr President to take the immediate steps towards calling a peace meeting between the Seriki Fulani and their Host Communities”
The full statement reads:
“Those who make peaceful change unattainable, make violent change inevitable”.
The people have been pointing accusing fingers at Criminal elements among the Fulani Herdsmen in various parts of the Country for their complicity in the series of Kidnapping, maiming, rapping and killing of the innocent souls and the usual response is that they always claim that their kinsman is Mr President, according to the report.
This is a stigma on President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, coined out in an attempt to cause major uprising against the Sitting President because there is no Traditional, Religious and Political Leader that will be happy while his Subjects are being killed.
We expect their Leader, Seriki Fulani, to make sure that Nigeria is at peace no matter how and particularly now that their kinsman is in power rather than adding to the problem of Boko Haram insurgency.
The uncountable number of lives have been lost and yet, people are still struggling to survive by seeking the alternative means through Amotekun and other Security outfits.
The Federal, State and Local Government have not been able to arrest the dangerous trend of insecurity, for them to be able to protect lives and properties of their subjects adequately.
Our lives are been threatened in our individual Communities on daily basis and the Host Communities are now subjected to various forms of attack from these Criminal elements and dangerous Residents in our midst and this has been leading to one form of resistance or the other as it is now playing out in various parts of Nigeria like in Borno, Nassarawa, Ebonyi, Ondo, Oyo and Ogun States, to mention just a few States.
Nationally, the various Communities are being pushed to the wall more than before and it is now logical for Mr President to take the immediate steps towards calling a peace meeting between the Seriki Fulani and their Host Communities and its communique should have a legal backing that the Host Communities must not hesitate to sack them in case they are found quilty of any criminal offence in the future.
This is the only way they could co – exist within the system called Nigeria.
It is painful that we have started witnessing “cause and effect” after decades of tolerance by the Host Communities.
The Host Communities across Nigeria must also know that their kinsmen are residing elsewhere within the Fulani environments and this is more reason why we must give peace a chance at this stage with legal agreement to coexist.
This Country can not avoid to go into any tribal or religious war at all.
Continuous dialogue is the only way we can achieve peace within ourselves in Nigeria.
Comrade AWA Bamiji
National Coordinator Coalition for A Better Nigeria