The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi of pampering Fulani terrorists.
HURIWA made the comment whereas berating Magashi over his current touch upon why the federal government was but to proscribe bandits as terrorists.
The rights group puzzled why the Federal Authorities proscribed the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist, however, has delayed in doing similar with bandits.
Magashi had mentioned due course was chargeable for Federal Authorities’ delay in declaring bandits as terrorists.
He had mentioned there was a process that wanted to be noticed earlier than bandits are proscribed.
Nevertheless, the rights group challenged the rights group to indicate proof of terrorists killed within the Northwest by troopers.
An announcement signed by HURIWA’s Nationwide Coordinator reads: “A scenario whereby Nigerians are taken as a right by the heads of the safety architectures who’re the entire similar Northern Moslem extractions and we’re instructed that the armed forces are waging navy actions focused at eradicating the terrorists within the North West who’re largely Fulani by ethnicity similar because the heads of the safety establishments underneath Muhammadu Buhari who appointed solely his kinsmen into these strategic nationwide establishments however in precise reality these similar terrorists that the federal government has refused to categorize appropriately as terrorists, however, prefers to name them bandits are nonetheless finishing up huge assaults on mushy and navy targets.”
HURIWA accused heads of safety operatives of bias within the battle towards terrorism.
The suitable group lamented that almost all of these accountable for Nigeria’s safety structure are Northern Muslims.
“HURIWA in addition to thousands and thousands of rational Nigerians usually are not satisfied that the armed forces headed by individuals of similar parts of Nigeria and similar faith are literally finishing up any navy actions focused on eradicating the terrorists within the North West,” HURIWA added.
HURIWA alleged that the federal authorities were pampering the terrorists within the North West as a result of their “similar ethnic Fulani and Muslims with the President and nearly all of the heads of the inner safety architectures within the Nation underneath President Muhammadu Buhari since 2015.”
The rights group additionally accused the Buhari-led authorities of “double customary” of their insurance policies.