Author: Morberg Solutions

The film industry in the United States of America otherwise known as Hollywood is currently in an emotional turmoil following the outbreak of massive public disclosures of serial sexual harassment and cases of sexual abuses made against one of America’s top rated king makers in the industry known as Mr. Harvey Weinsteins.
As I put pen to paper, this erstwhile iconic producer has had his name linked to about two dozen alleged cases of sexual harassment by top female actresses that cut across many continents of America and Europe.
The scandal of sexual harassment made against the American top rated Hollywood Maverick follows in the trends of many of such revelations.
Mr. Bill Cosby, the erstwhile legendary comedian from the black American community has had his otherwise top rated popularity plummet to an all-time low following a rash of accusations by women that he has raped or sexually harassed them many years ago. 
Bill Cosby is facing criminal trial in one out of the 50 cases that emerged because the majority of such accusations have exceeded legal time limitation for criminal prosecution.
It is therefore accurate to state that the United States of America is one place whereby ladies have come to the realization that it is time to dethrone the powerful cabal made up of influential and wealthy men of all colours who are sexual predators just like Mr. Harvey Weinsteins whose matter has obviously become a global thematic area of critical analyses.
Before the last general election in the United States in 2016 in which the Maverick billionaire Mr. Donald Trump coasted home with a pyrrhic victory over Hilary Clinton, Trump came under intense scrutiny over his past cases of sexual molestations of ladies.

Whilst his politically motivated sexual harassment scandal took the Centre stage he (Donald Trump) had the tiny fortune of falling back on the irony that indeed the husband of his Democratic rival (Hilary Clinton) Mr. Bill Clinton was nearly deposed as U.S. president due to his reckless sexual affiliations to the then White House intern known as Monica Lewinsky.
Bill Clinton was impeached by the U.S. Federal House but stayed on because he was spared by the senate.
Anyway, the United States is not alone in the matter of involvements of top politicians with sexual harassment scandals because even in Africa starting with South Africa, President Jacob Zuma once had a scandalous encounter of alleged rape of a female family friend.
Fast forward the discussion to Nigeria and what immediately comes to mind is that we are yet to come to terms with the serious issue of sexual violations of vulnerable girls.
It is a notorious fact that sexual harassment and rape are twin evils that dominate the crime diaries in Nigeria but sadly, both the police and the court system have yet to embrace the challenge of stamping them out through critical prosecution and heavy punishment.
Take for instance the many cases of sexual violation of little girls that such states like Katsina and Kano have become very notorious, not many of these sexual predators have been held to account.
The major factors encouraging the expansion of these gruesome crime of rape and sexual molestation are simply because the extant legal framework makes believable evidence difficult to come by so as to fastrack conviction difficult must be demolished and in its place, Nigeria should strengthen law’s against rape and sexual violence.
Another strategic issue to be tackled before Nigeria can take up the cases of such sexual abuses with the kind of zeal that the United States’ and European ladies and societies have embraced, is the urgency of the now to train the police and to sufficiently empower the policing departments that ought to handle matters involving such delicate sexual violence.
The Nigeria police as it is currently constituted, have very funny priorities and the bulk of the operatives do not have the skills, competences and determination to wage law based war against sexual harassment.
Apart from the fact that some police operatives are some of the worst species of sexual predators, the policing style in Nigeria has made it easy for some commissioners to waste human resources in chasing after such irrelevant cases that are not really of much national emergency and therefore do not post much of a challenge to such a level that sexual violence constitute.
Take for instance, the Lagos State police command reportedly paraded 3 brothers for selling love portions to prostitutes.
The Lagos state police command is said to have arrested and paraded three brothers who specialize in making ‘spiritual’ soaps for business owners in order to attract customers, according to a report by LIB.

Korede Ojo, Ifedayo Ojo and Akinola Faleke who all reside at Folashade Street, Maruwa bust-stop, Lekki Phase 1 reportedly operate from their home. They have a shrine with blood stains from fowl which is where they produce the spiritual soaps that they sell to their customers.
Speaking about the incident, one of the suspects, Akinola Faleke said: “It was my brother who rented the house where they operate from. We make soap for people who are unable to sell their market. When we give them the soap, they will use it to have their bathe and this will attract customers. We give the soap to all the business people no matter the type of products you sell. We usually collect 3,000 – 5,000 from our victims.”
Akinola revealed that they sell most of their products to prostitutes who operate in the area.
He said: “I moved to this area on the 25th of last month. So I have mostly sold to all these ladies who do ashewo business.”

The Lagos state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgar revealed that suspects will soon be charged to court.

The question for the Lagos state police commissioner is: what level of charges will you bring against persons who were selling love portions to commercial sex workers and is again is prostitution legalized in Lagos?”
I sincerely think that the hierarchies of the police beginning from the headquarters should indeed sit up and go back to the drawing board, dust up all the relevant laws against sexual violence, embark on massive training and capacity building of their operatives and officers and concretely set up viable department to take charge of fighting against sexual violence.
The Inspector General of police and the relevant committees on internal security in the national Assembly should work out measures for amending some of those stale laws against rape to bring the legal frameworks on sexual violence up to speed to meet up with  the global best practices. 
The civil society and community leaders should partner in this revolutionary process so we put an effective check against the pervasive cases of sexual violence. 
The Federal and State ministries of women affairs and such forward looking organisations like Federation of Women Lawyers should continue to mount pressure on the different segments of stakeholders to ensure that Nigeria becomes a law friendly society whereby the fundamental human rights of all citizens and most especially the vulnerable members of the society are promoted and protected. As it is now, most states don’t have proactive ministries and agencies that coordinate the mainstreaming of respect for human rights of vulnerable girls and children even as the Federal minister of women affairs is a very weak link in matters that revolves around human rights of women and children. The current minister Aisha Hassan is more of a career politician and not a passionate defender of the human rights of Women and Children. There is the need to put the square pegs in square holes so to galvanize the movement for the entrenchment of strong anti- sexual violence laws in Nigeria. 
In doing all of the above, there is the need for the National Assembly and the Federal Executive Council to reassess all the available statutes against sexual violence and domestic violence with a view to redressing the loopholes so as to combat these disturbing trends of domestic violence.
Finally, the National Assembly should work out acceptable legislative frame work for the country to set up a sexual offenders central recording system so convicted sexual predators are watched for life and prevented from re-offending. These mechanisms are critical if we must enthrone good governance standards. 
Professors D.A. Guobadia and Epiphany Azinge states these much in their jointly edited book titled Globalisation, nationsl development and the law.
They wrote that: “Good governance involves, above all, improving the social and material conditions of the people.”
Quoting the United Nations, the editors reminds us that the World body has identified several attributes of good governance which include the following:(a)       Territorial and ethno cultural representation, mechanisms for conflict resolution and for peaceful regime change and institutional renewal;(b)       Checks on executive power, effective and informed legislatures, clear lines of accountability from political leaders down through the bureaucracy;(c)       An open political system, which encourages an active and vigilant civil society whose interests are represented within accountable government structures and which ensures that public offices are based on law and consent;(d)       Attention not only to central government institutions and processes but also to the attributes and capacities of sub-national and local government authorities and to the issues of political devolution and administrative decentralization.  
Fellow Nigerians, now is the time to wipe out sexual violence of all varieties so we become a civilized community of human persons to be at par with others around the developed climes. 
*Emmanuel Onwubiko is head of the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) and blogs@ www.emmanuelonwubiko.com;www.huriwa@blogspot.com.

                                              Jim Iyke and Timaya hang out (photos)                            The singer and actor who are said to be friends hung out recently and shared the photos on social media…                                                                                                                                                                Jim Iyke and Timaya hang out (photos)               Jim Iyke and Timaya hang out (photos)                           

Rahama Sadau reportedly?apologises?to Kano                                                                                              In 2016, top Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau was expelled from the Hausa film industry by the Kano state Chapter of the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN). This was her penalty for hugging and cuddling in a romantic musical video by a Jos-born musician.                                                                                                                     Rahama Sadau reportedly?apologises?to Kano                       This caused outrage on social media and many supported her, advising her to excel even more in more successful movie industries in the world (Hollywood, Nollywood), etc.

She has reportedly now apologized to Kano state Governor, Umar Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, for her role in the music video. According to the reports, she tendered the apology on Tuesday night in a Hausa programme, “Ku Karkade Kunnuwan Ku” (Give Me Your Ears) on a Kano based FM station and vowed that such will never happen again. She said,
“I wish to explain myself over what happened in the past which angered many people and caused such a storm. So, I wish to apologise over what happened. My silence at that time was only due to the fact that I did not want to talk because everybody was so incensed, especially the leaders. As such, I am now apologising to all and sundry, including my colleagues; His Royal Highness the Emir of Kano, His Excellency the Governor of Kano state, and anyone affected; I am so sorry. God’s willing, such will never happen again. Similarly, I wish to appreciate the support of my fans and everyone else.”
On the question whether she has now resumed fully in Kannywood, she reportedly said, “God’s willing.”

                                                     

Senator Dino Melaye this morning drew the attention of members of the Senate to the recurring mishaps that have been recorded in the state in the last two weeks.

Appealing to President Buhari and the Senate to intervene in the situation, the senator said as a representative of the people, he could not remain quiet over the matter. 
“This morning with a bleeding heart I bring to the notice of the Nigerian senate, the very pitiable situation of civil servants in Kogi state. Mr President in my state we live in perilous times. The social media and the newspapers have been awash few days with the unfortunate incident of the civil servant who committed suicide. Upon receiving the information that his wife gave birth to triplets – he is owed 11 months salaries – when he heard this good news, he took his life by hanging himself. This story is all over. Another civil servant was seen crying because he could not provide N3,000 for drugs for his sick child. Unfortunately, the child died. This is two out of hundreds of incidents in Kogi state. Mr President, as representatives of the people, we cannot keep quiet when such is happening in one of the 36 states of the federal republic of Nigeria. If you take Kogi state out Nigeria there cannot be a Nigeria. As I speak to you, workers are being owed between 16 and 21 months. The president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday did a national press conference and called on Nigerians to please give civil servants relief materials.” he said
Melaye asked that the Senate should do something urgently before people of the state start to die of hunger. 

The President of Association of Retired War Affected Police Officers (ARWAPO), Chief Matthew Udeh has thanked President Buhari for his forthrightness and believing in one Nigeria saying the war is over and over forever.
The war-affected police officers from the Old Eastern Region who were pardoned and retired from the Nigeria Police Force through a Presidential Amnesty granted on May 29, 2000 by the administration of the then President Olusegun Obasanjo and were recently given approval for the payment of pension entitlements.
In his words, ‘we believe we are all one, one Nigeria forever. The war is over and over forever. God will continue to bless President Muhammadu Buhari for looking at the nation as one indivisible entity. I feel fulfilled today. The whole ARWAPO members are full of gratitude to Mr President for hearing our cry for over 40 years and running,” Udeh, who was an Assistant Superintendent of Police before the war, said.  
Also the President, Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, Fidelis Oyakhilome, thanked the PTAD and the Federal Government for living up to their words and treating the officers fairly saying ‘I must commend ARWAPO members for their patience, endurance and perseverance all these years and as well thank Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari, for making this possible’.
A pro-Democracy and Non-Governmental organization- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Head of Service Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita Ekpeyong and the minister of Interior Retired Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Danbazau in connection with the disgraceful scam surrounding the reinstatement of Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina- a fugitive declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of pensions related heist running into over $2 billion.

In a media statement endorsed jointly by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said the atrocious and professionally unethical conducts of top public servants connected with the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service of the Federation long after he had been recommended for dismissal by a federal panel, vanished into tin air and resurfaced to vie for the slot of Deputy Governor of Borno State when the last occupant died in a hotel room, are weighty enough to warrant a clean sweep of the hierarchy of the nation’s civil service and indeed any Cabinet level official found wanting in the unfolding scenarios.

HURIWA asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order his arrest, prosecution and retrieval of all allegedly siphoned public pension fund.
 HURIWA said the President should also probe the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which made cosmetic or no effort at all to apprehend the now dismissed Director in the ministry of Interior when he openly reportedly declared his interest to replace the late deputy governor of Borno state but was turned down by the governor of Borno state Alhaji Kashim Shettima who in his wisdom chose a less politically exposed Borno citizen for that vacant slot. 
“We think there is more to it than meets the eyes and we think there is a syndicate that specialises in providing classified information to fugitives from the law especially relating to charges or intentions of EFCC to institute charges before the competent court of law. Apart from Maina, there are dozens of top level graft suspects that have gone underground in what looks like a choreographed scheme to undermine the sanctity of the anti-Corruption battle”.
 HURIWA said: “We believe that the Abdulrasheed Maina’s emerging scandal should be the best opportunity to comprehensively reorganize the apparatus of anti-corruption fight because the now dismissed erstwhile Director of public pensions who was declared wanted was however known to be hibernating around major cities of the globe including when he openly dabbled into the political fray in Borno state. The Nigerian people should be told why the EFCC failed to pin him down only for the same fugitive to be railroaded into a higher office which has brought so much opprobrium and disgrace to the people of Nigeria.” 
 HURIWA recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the immediate disengagement from service of Mr. Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms.
 In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the President equally demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina’s recall and posting to the Ministry of Interior.
 The report is to be submitted to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, before the end of work today, Monday, October 23, 2017.
 HURIWA said the action of President Muhammadu Buhari although commendable but amounted to an afterthought and is insufficient to serve as atonement for the enormous damage that the issue brought to Nigeria and created the impression that the Nigerian government tolerates high level of official theft of pensions belonging to senior citizens who toiled day and night for years to serve Nigeria. 
The Rights group said the Head of Service and the Interior minister should be suspended pending the complete investigation of the remote and immediate circumstances surrounding the reinstatement of Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina.
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A pro-democracy and Non-Governmental organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has alleged that the police high command is in the process of sweeping under the carpets the alleged killing of the 19 year old female student of Cross Rivers State University Miss. Joy Odama by one Alhaji Usman I. Adamu in Abuja.
Besides, the Rights group has condemned the lack of action by the Inspector General of police Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotum Idris on the well-coordinated attack by gunmen of the saint Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu, Anambra state on Sunday August 13th 2017. 
HURIWA said the Anambra state police command and the office of the Inspector General of Police seems to be colluding to maintain conspiratorial silence on that dastardly crime and fail to embark on any comprehensive  investigation into that blood cuddling attack of Worshippers in Ozubulu Anambra state. 
In a statement made available to the media and endorsed jointly by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, the Rights group condemned the rapid deterioration of professionalism in the Nigeria Police Force under the current dispensation which has led to the piling up of several unresolved crimes that happened in different parts of Nigeria.
HURIWA lamented that many months after the office of the Inspector General of police told the public that an arrest of the suspected murderer of the 19 year old female student of Cross Rivers State University Miss Joy Odama who died in the premises of the said Alhaji Usman Adamu, the police has systematically embarked on a plot to scuttle the thorough professional investigation and prosecution of the alleged murderer apparently because the suspect allegedly has extensive reach within police hierarchy.
HURIWA affirmed that the last time the group reached out to the police high command in Abuja about two months ago, the group was informed that the Inspector General of police has sent the file of Alhaji Usman Adamu the suspected murderer of Miss Joy Odama to the director of public prosecution for action.
“We are shocked that the office of the Federal Attorney General has refused to take action to bring the alleged murderer to speedy trial before the competent court of law. Does the office of the Attorney General of the Federation require eternity to prosecute a suspect allegedly linked to the gruesome murder of a young female student or is it because she isn’t a daughter of a chieftain of All Progressives Congress?”
HURIWA recalled that the Nigeria Police had announced on June 28th 2017 that it has arrested Alhaji Usman Adamu, the alleged murder of one Joy Odoma, a 200-level mass communication student of the Cross Rivers State University.
HURIWA also recalled that the deceased mother, Mrs. Philomena Odama, had petitioned the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, over the murder of her first daughter, Joy.

In the petition, Mrs. Odama, alleged that Joy was murdered by one Alhaji Usman Adamu, who had offered to give her job at the NSCDC.
HURIWA recalled that consequent upon the petition, the police IGP, Ibrahim Idris purportedly declared Alhaji Adamu wanted and ordered immediate investigation over the incident but the Rights group believes the hierarchy of the police may be shielding the alleged murderer because of his extensive reach within the top echelons of the security circles. 
HURIWA accused the police of engaging in a well crafted hide-and-seek game on this matter just as the Rights group expressed consternation that the office of the Senate President has also failed to properly activate mechanisms to investigate the allegations that the police was indeed undermining the forensic investigation of the gruesome killing of Miss Joy Odama.

HURIWA recalled that the police had initially stated that: “the principal suspect Alh. Usman I. Adamu is the owner of Flat 3, Ibro Quarters Karimo Abuja, where Joy Odama was found dead in the morning of 21/12/2016″.
HURIWA however believes that the deliberate slow approach to the matter shows that there is a plot to scuttle the prosecution of the alleged murderer.
HURIWA recalled that to ascertain the actual cause of death of Joy Odama, an autopsy examination was carried out by a Pathologist Dr. Jibrin Paul with National Hospital, Abuja was released to the Police on the 10th May, 2017 which revealed that Joy Odama died of cocaine poisoning occasioned by cardiogenic shock secondary to difusion. But ironically, the police ordered for a second autopsy which came up with a contradictory finding. 

On the attack by unknown gunmen on Sunday August 6 which  killed scores of worshipers at Ozubulu church in Anambra state, the Rights group expressed shock that the police have yet to make any constructive arrest even when the police commissioner was quoted as stating that he has intelligence on the circumstances surrounding the sophisticated crime of mass murder.

HURIWA said it was compiling records of all the unresolved crimes in the last five years to forward the reports to the International Criminal Court in The Hague Netherlands for necessary investigative and prosecutorial actions since the Nigerian crime investigation system seems compromised. 

The newly-established 8 Division of Nigerian Army, with headquarters in Sokoto, has formally taken off with the posting of Brigadier-General SO Olabanji as the pioneer General Officer Commanding (GOC).
Revealing this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the Government House, the new GOC said all necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure a smooth take off.
He said the bulk of the men and officers of the division were hitherto involved in internal safety operations in the North, but have now been mobilised to ensure the proper take off of the new division.
“As you may recall, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Yusuf Burutai announced the establishment of this division when he visited Sokoto earlier this year. I am to inform you that we have taken off and to solicit the support and cooperation of the people and governments under our jurisdiction,” the new GOC stated.
In his remarks, Governor Tambuwal assured the army authorities of total support to enable them achieve their objectives.
“We welcome you with open hearts. To us, the military are our friends. We will give you all the necessary support to achieve success. We owe you that much having given everything you have to protect us at all times.
“We will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable. As for the new GOC, we assure you that Sokoto is your home. Feel free to go to any part of the state anytime the need arises. We cherish our position of being the most peaceful state in the federation, and your arrival will make us strengthen that position,” he added.  
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1. L-R: Secretary to Sokoto State Government (SSG), Prof Bashir Garba, Commandant of Nigerian Army’s 1 Brigade, Sokoto, Brig-Gen Nwosu, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and GOC, 8 Div, Sokoto, Brig-Gen SO Olabanji when the army team visited Sokoto Government House…Wednesday 18/10/17

2. L-R: GOC of Nigerian Army’s 8 Div, Sokoto, Brig-Gen SO Olabanji presenting a plaque to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to commemorate the take off of the new division during a visit to Sokoto Government House…Wednesday 18/10/17

3. L-R: GOC of Nigerian Army’s 8 Div, Sokoto, Brig-Gen SO Olabanji presenting a plaque to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to commemorate the take off of the new division during a visit to Sokoto Government House…Wednesday 18/10/17

I am very DEPRESSED. The reason for my depression is not far fetched. Channels TV is discussing the killings that took place days back in Miango, Plateau state. As at the last count, 29 lives have been wasted and many more are left to battle with life long injuries that may affect them for the rest of their lives. The perpetrators are familiar to us: Fulani herdsmen. I think by now the acronym herdsmen should be expunged from our lexicon. They are no longer herdsmen whom we traditionally know to move their cows from one destination to the other in search of water and green grasses. The modern day Fulanis are actually out there moving in search of lives to mow down. They are simply a band of evil men that have metamorphosed into a terrorist organisation. And government is treating this with kid gloves and would prefer only to refer to them as criminal gangs. What sort of criminal gangs? Criminal gangs are those that hide in the bushes, seize their victims, take them to a hideout and demand ransom paid. And once money exchange hands, they let their victims regain freedom. On very rare occasion would you hear that a victim died in the hands of his abductors. But these Fulanis whom government chooses to brand criminals are not. They are after human lives. They kill at will. And usually swoop on the victim communities without any foreknowledge. Without any provocation. These sets of humans can not be said to be carrying out criminal activities. They are terrorists. And that’s what they are.

In Somalia, days back, we watched over 300 lives killed by Al Shabab. Government may set up panels to investigate. But these 300 souls will never ever return to this earth. Their lives have been cut short and sent to their early graves. Their families are left to bear this pain until the end of time.
Back to the Plateau killings. The lives of those Irigwe natives in Miango were barbarically taken. They had run to the army to seek protection. And the army offered to protect them and kept them in a primary school. In the dead of night, the marauders appeared to carry out their stock in trade. Killing and maiming! And the army was nowhere in sight to protect these hapless Irigwe natives. And generations were wiped out in  a government facility just meters away from the Military checkpoint. Just some basic logical questions for the security agencies:

1.  If you took in a people and kept them in a facility in the name of protection, was the army not supposed to station their men in that facility  to keep guard?

2. The Irigwes had gone to report the rumour of the attacks by the Fulanis. Was that not suppose to be a red flag and call to beef up security in the settlement?

3. Miango is just kilometres away from Rukuba barracks. How can this kind of attacks take place and the army in that settlement was not able to call for reinforcement from the barracks?

4. The attacks took place when a dusk to down curfew was in place arising from the tension following the recovery of a Fulani boy whose body was found buried in a shallow grave. How on earth was it possible for the marauders to move freely with their sophisticated weapons of mass destruction and carry out such massacre in large scale while the natives were in their houses faithfully observing and respecting the curfew imposed by the government?

5. Why is it that the security and government’s attitude is always reactionary rather than proactive?  We just heard the president instruct the security to do everything possible to prevent reprisal attacks. How about an instruction such as penetrate every nook and cranny of the hills and bushy areas and kill or where possible capture the killers?

6. One of the women caught on Camera decried the attitude of security agents who are often seen accompanying the Fulanis and their cows while the natives are left at the mercy of God.

7. The former Senator that spoke alluded to the fact that the military carried out raids in the Miango community and took dane guns, machetes and other devices the locals have for their own protection. Why did the security agencies not carry out cordon and search around the areas where the Fulanis occupy and any such place they may have been using as armoury?

If sufficient and convincing answers are not provided to these posers, we cannot but accuse the security agencies of complicity and even laying a heavier charge on their doorsteps: aiding and abetting the enemies of the State.
We have seen similar scenarios playing out in other places. Taraba, Benue, Southern Kaduna, South Eastern States etc. This madness cannot and should not be allowed to continue. The earth has swallowed already enough innocent blood no thanks to these terrorists and government’s inaction. We have a right to life and no one (except God has the power to take our lives).
Now harvest is near and farmers are about to enjoy the fruit of their labour, the adversary is up in arms while his animals wonder freely in the bushes.
Humanity, Nigerians must rise against these barbaric forces, agents of darkness and messengers of death. Those of the Fulani stock with good consciences must lead in this campaign to rein in their misguided  relatives.  Government must show they have the will power to end this once and for all. If the government can send the python to go and dance in country home of Nnamdi Kanu, now is the time to send pythons to every Fulani settlements to go and dance. And we will be sure to believe the president when  he said  in his Inaugural address: ‘I belong to everybody and I belong to no one’.

Williams  Kaura Abba

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For the umpteenth time, the pro-democracy and Non-Governmental Organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop his rhetorics and take legal action to declare armed Fulani herdsmen as terrorists.
HURIWA said the taciturn and conspiratorial approach of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration towards adopting objective steps to declare armed Fulani herdsmen as terrorists which is suspected to be because he is Fulani by Ethnicity will obliterate whatever legacy he may bequeath to Nigeria after his tenure in 2019.
The Rights group also dismissed the verbal reaction of president Buhari to the continuous genocide in Plateau State masterminded by armed Fulani herdsmen, as hypocritical following his administration’s refusal to do the right thing by legally classifying armed Fulani herdsmen as terrorists and deploying military forces to decisively crush them.
The Rights group specifically condemned the pattern of systematic killings that have taken place in Bassa, Plateau State particularly the accusations by some survivors that soldiers in Plateau State relocated them to the primary school and abandoned them to be callously massacred by the rampaging herdsmen. HURIWA recalled that recently some affected farmers attacked in Benue state by armed Fulani herdsmen appeared before the Presidential probe panel on human rights violations by the military and blamed the armed soldiers for aiding and abetting armed Fulani herdsmen’s attacks. 
“We condemn in very strong terms, the persistent denial of the reality of the armed Fulani terror campaign across the country by the current administration of president Buhari which has so far failed to take concrete, verifiable and legal based actions to put to an end the spectacles of blood cuddling terror attacks of armed Fulani herdsmen”.
Also, the Rights body condemned the United Nations Human Rights Council for rewarding the Buhari’s government with an undeserving membership of this body even when the current administration will go down in history as the most brutal civilian government which has so far grossly breached the human rights of Citizens. 
“Why should the United Nations allow Nigeria to win a re-election into the discredited UN human rights council on the very day that armed Fulani herdsmen continued their murderous genocide of farmers in parts of Plateau, North Central Nigeria dominated by Christians?”
“The current National Assembly has also unfortunately failed to use its constitutional oversight powers to compel the armed security forces and the president to take action to classify armed Fulani herdsmen as terrorists. Is this because both President Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki are Fulanis by origin?”