Eminent leaders of thought from the South and Middle Belt of Nigeria, underneath the aegis of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), have requested the United Nations to declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) as a terrorist organisation.
Communications Manager to NINAS, Maxwell Adeleye, made this recognized in a press release made accessible to SaharaReporters on Monday.
In the assertion, the group alleged that the actions or inactions of President Muhammadu Buhari have emboldened Fulani militia and worsened insecurity within the nation.
It additional described Buhari as a frontrunner who values cows greater than his folks.
Adeleye mentioned that the group is able to maintain a one million-man march in entrance of the UN Headquarters in New York, the United States from September 14 to 21, 2021 to indicate to the world the genocide being perpetrated by murderous herdsmen within the title of grazing within the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria.
Quoting the Chairman of NIMAS, Prof. Banji Akintoye, he added the group will even be demanding a referendum on self-determination and abolition of the 1999 Constitution.
“The land belongs to the people through the grace of Almighty God. We the Indigenous people of the South and Middle-Belt totally reject the illegitimate and imposed 1999 Nigerian Constitution that hijacks our Self-Determination and Assets.
“We need an finish to the ethno-religious killings in Nigeria. We need the Government of Nigeria to cease funding terrorism in opposition to us. What is occurring at this time in Nigeria is a state-sponsored terrorism.
“The herdsmen you see in the South and Middle-Belt today are different from the nomadic herdsmen we grew up to know. The current ones are imported members of ISIS, AL-QAEDA, ISWAP and Boko Haram Terrorists being masqueraded as Bandits.
“By the grace of God, we will be demanding from the world leaders to declare Miyyeti Allah as a Terrorist Group. It is harmful to security and peace of the South and Middle-Belt folks to name Miyyeti Allah a commerce Union, it’s a Terrorist group being supported by the present Fulanised Government of Nigeria with a mission to overrun the indigenous folks.
“The agenda of these government-backed Terrorists killing and maiming our people in the South and Middle-Belt is to take over our ancestral lands for their Fulani people. You see that it is either Buhari is talking about Cattle Colony today or RUGA tomorrow or Grazing Reserves next tomorrow. He appreciates the Fulani Cows than human dignity.
“The Fulani folks have even mentioned it overtly on Television that every one the land in Nigeria as much as the Atlantic Ocean belongs to their great-great grand fathers. They mentioned the oil within the South belongs to them as a result of majority of the land mass in Nigeria are within the North.
“We the Indigenous people now say enough is enough. Therefore, as the World Leaders are meeting for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, we want to use the opportunity to demand for a United Nations Supervised Referendums in our regions so that the indigenous people can decide on what they want for their nationhood.
“First, the fraudulent 1999 Constitution should go down. And this could occur earlier than the 2023 General Elections,” the assertion learn.