Prominent Civil Rights Advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari for promoting grave divisions along ethno-religious configurations through cocktails of persistent witch-hunt of christians in top government positions and for failing abysmally to comply with the Federal Character Principles enshrined in section 14(3) of the Nigerian Constitution in top level federal government appointments.
HURIWA has also challenged Buhari to tell Nigerians how many of the over 500 arrested armed Fulani herdsmen and bandits have been successfully prosecuted by his government since the last five years for the genocide and killings targeted at Christians in the North Central States and as far as Enugu, Kogi, Delta and Rivers States.
The Rights group said the Nigerian police force under the current dispensation has failed to give proper account of the status of those armed mass murderers they arrested and paraded over the past few years of the current administration. The group believe that this systematic impunity encouraged at the highest levels of central government is what motivates armed fundamentalists to kill Christians at will believing that they are above the law since those who hold top security jobs are of their very same Ethno-religious communities.
HURIWA has also asked government and particularly the Minister of Information and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to show respect to religious icons such as Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah by reflecting deeply and speaking with wisdom whenever such patriotic stakeholders and consummate nationalists and statesmen offer profound message of wisdom to temporally holders of political offices because in the words of the rights group, the likes of Kukah mean well for Nigerians and the corporate goodness of the Republic.
“The personality of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah is rare in any civilizations because here is a Philosopher, Theologian and authoritative source of knowledge who has over the last four decades worked assiduously and vigorously only in the defence of human rights, Rule of law, Constitutional democracy; inter-religious and Inter-tribal dialogues,” the group said.
Source – The Will