Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has disclosed that the barbaric and inhuman crimes been committed by the ‘killer’ Herdsmen in the country could be attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s act of negligence.
Ezekwesili, who blamed the nation’s security operatives for gruesome murder of over 100 Nigerians in Plateau State on Sunday, pointed out that the current administration of President Buhari must act decisively in order to restore peace back to Plateau, Benue, Kaduna, Zamfara, Adamawa, Nassarawa, Kogi among other states in the country.
Ezekwesili’s 18-point prayers reads: “Stop the daily killing of Nigerians by terrorist-herdsmen now! Nigeria must not be changed into a vast killing field under your watch, Mr President. Enough of what could be interpreted as the implicit complicity of your administration in the frequent killings of your citizens Mr President!!!!!!
“Stop normalising endless blood flow of even our innocent children in the land now!!! Stop the bloodletting. It is an aberration. Share the credible strategy and solutions of your administration to the daily killings of Nigerians with the people.
“Reveal the identities of all the perpetrators of at least all killings that have happened under your administration in Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Zamfara, Adamawa, Nassarawa, Kogi and other states and the state of judicial proceedings to secure deterrent sanctions. Reveal the identities, arrest and array all suspected murderers in court now!!!
Ortom commiserates with Plateau gov“End the freedom to kill and maim that the Nigerian has handed to terrorist-herdsmen. Commence effective investigation, arrest, prosecution and sanction of perpetrators of violent crimes in all affected states now. Give justice to the dead now and secure the living in all affected communities.
“End the ineffectiveness of our security establishments, systems and processes now. Stop rewarding the incompetence and failure of leadership of the security architecture of Nigeria. The cost of their failure is extremely high in the 1,196 (approx)Nigerians that have died in only the first five and half months of this year.
“End your loyalty to your service chiefs and head of security because of their loyalty to your person. It is a breach of the oath you swore into office to place nigeria above your personal interest. It is simply put, an abuse of office.
“Stop your cold and visible lack of empathy toward a segment of your citizens who are daily killed with impunity while you personally make and issue statements that include endorsing their killers’ scandalous justification of their crime as a mere retaliatory act for lost cows.
“Stop the seeming troubling endorsement by your administration of the repugnant admission by an organization that it kills human beings who are your citizens for their own lost cows. Sanction the inspector general of police now if the Nigerian police fails to arrest those who allegedly made the recent herdsmen association statement and their members who were assigned to execute the so-called ‘retaliatory attacks’.
“Mr President, your bias in handling the killings and abductions of a certain segment of Nigerians is all too obvious and unbecoming of a leader of a diverse nation like Nigeria. All Nigerian lives matter!
“Stop the blame game and your confusing statements on the killings of your citizens. Today, Maumer Qaddafi’s Libya destabilization. Tomorrow, your political opponents. Next week, the affected-communities of state who are already victims of the criminal negligence and failure to protect by your administration.
“Commission an urgent independent research and study into the root causes for evidence based comprehensive approach to build back the broken down community peace and security in affected states.
“Immediately convene a meeting of all communities affected by terrorist-herdsmen and use your presidential soft power to mobilize Nigerians for sustainable peace. This would include discussions on how to govern land, water and pasture in a market-based manner where no group feels entitled to the others’ assets. Support communities to institute local conflict resolution systems, mechanisms and platforms.”
By Augustine Akhilomen