Unveil Identities Of Boko Haram Sponsors, Prevent Another Civil War – Group Tells Buhari Government

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities towards taking actions that can plunge the nation into one other civil conflict.

The warning, in keeping with the group, is coming towards the backdrop of the killings and different legal actions occurring throughout the nation.

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The discussion board in a communique signed by its National President, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, on the weekend after it concluded a two-day assembly in Akwanga, Nasarawa state, mentioned the incessant invasions of a number of communities in lots of elements of the nation by Fulani militia have assumed genocidal and ethnic-cleansing scale.

The communique urged the Nigerian authorities to arrange an company to be referred to as the Middle Belt Development Commission (MBDC), to function an intervention company in addressing the challenges brought on by the actions of terrorists.

The group urged the federal government to come back clear and yield to the demand by the Nigerian public to unveil the identities of the sponsors of Boko Haram, particularly the 400 Bureax de Change operators as recognized by the UAE authorities.

The communique learn partly, “Nigeria has been plunged into a critical situation of insecurity occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram terrorists, armed Fulani militia, kidnappers/bandits and other related criminal elements.

“This spate of insecurity has pushed the nation to the precipice. NEC calls on the Federal Government to take pressing steps to arrest the scenario and save the nation from one other civil conflict.

“The incessant invasions by Fulani militia on several communities across the Middle Belt Region in particular, and other parts of the country in general, have assumed genocidal/ethnic cleansing scale.

“These assaults have left of their wake mind-boggling massacres and devastations in our communities and displacement of indigenous peoples to varied Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps. NEC calls on the Federal Government to take pressing steps to return displaced communities to their ancestral lands, given the truth that territory can now not be acquired within the twenty first century by means of drive. NEC additionally calls on the federal government to establish all IDPs within the Middle Belt Region and supply reduction supplies for them.

“NEC calls on the Federal Government to identify, apprehend and bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes against humanity to justice so as to serve as a deterrent to others. Consequently, NEC calls on the government to set up an agency to be called the Middle Belt Development Commission (MBDC) to serve as an intervention agency in addressing the challenges caused by the activities of these terrorists

“Many colleges and locations of worship within the Middle Belt Region have remained closed as a result of legal actions of those Fulani kidnappers and bandits. NEC regrets that many faculty kids and different hapless residents are nonetheless languishing within the dens of kidnappers. NEC additional appeals to the federal government to take pressing steps to rescue these in captivity.

“The MBF insists that the Federal Government must come clean and yield to the demand by the Nigerian public to unveil the identities of the sponsors of Boko Haram, especially the 400 Bureax de change operators as identified by the UAE authorities.”

The MBF additionally mentioned it finds worrisome, given the report by the United Nations (UN) that the Nigerian authorities is secretly engaged in negotiations tagged ‘Sulhu’ with Boko Haram terrorists by which it’s allegedly providing financial rewards to insurgents and different criminals.

“Consequently, NEC is totally opposed to this project and also opposed to any form of amnesty to insurgents and other terror groups who have their hands dripping with blood. NEC is also vehemently opposed to any planned recruitment of these so-called repentant terrorists into the national security architecture,” it mentioned.

Calling on the folks of the Middle Belt Region to stand up and defend themselves within the face of governments abandoning their constitutional duty of defending them, the MBF counseled the Southern governors and governors within the Middle Belt and their state Assemblies for his or her braveness in passing Anti-Open Grazing Laws of their states.

The discussion board, due to this fact, referred to as on the National Assembly and the presidency to rethink their place on digital transmission of election outcomes and yield to the needs of the Nigerian people who find themselves demanding 100% implementation of digital transmission of electoral outcomes with a purpose to guarantee credibility and transparency within the electoral course of.

Urging Nigerians to recognise the Middle Belt geopolitical bloc within the rotation of presidency, the MBF counseled Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state for his constant wrestle for the Rule of Law and federalism, notably relating to the latest judgment of the Federal High Court on the Value Added Tax (VAT).

It additionally counseled Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state for his resilient stance within the defence of the rights of the Benue folks.

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Unveil Identities Of Boko Haram Sponsors, Prevent Another Civil War – Group Tells Buhari Government

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