… alerts international community over impending dangers
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged not to plunge Nigeria into dangerous religious war of attrition with his new foreign policy of waking up to open Nigeria borders to Africans without visas.
The Human, Right, Liberty Access, and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), which made the call after its national executive end of the year meeting in Lagos , expressed shock that President Buhari who few months ago closed border ahead of 2019 Christmas will immediately open it for his kinsmen from every part of the continent to troop into the country unchecked to allow Buhari actualise his aborted RUGA policy.
In the statement signed by the chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT) of HURIDE, Dede Uzor A Uzor and Chief media officer Comrade Unah Zack Unah,the group said ” Federal Government is shooting itself at the leg by allowing border it closed the day to be reopened for the Fulanis in other parts of Africa to come to take over the land of indigenous population of Nigeria”
The recent announcement by President Buhari, said the group, has revealed his insincerity in the closure of Nigerian borders.
The rights group warned that those Fulanis are members of the disbanded Islamic States, late Mummar Ghaddafi’s foot soldiers and other itinerant gunmen who have been involved in gorrila battle in other parts of Africa.
” These were particularly militants fighting in Mali, Niger, and other parts of Africa that Buhari wants to give free entry into the Nigerian territory.
This is another way to enforce Fulani supremacy in Nigeria and foist war against the indigenous peoples of Nigeria”the group said.
They warned this posed a great danger to the corporate existence of Nigeria and Nigerian Armed Forces which have been fighting against the insurgents in North East and North West.
Calling on the Federal Government to tretrace their step from implementing such a policy, HURIDE placed the United Nations, the United States of America (USA), the British Government, the European Union among other international groups on the alert of the attempt by Buhari Government to plunge Nigeria into war.
The group also called on the social-cultural organisations, traditional rulers, religious leaders and high placed Nigerians not to turn blind eyes to the danger ahead but should forcefully speak out.