Abuja - The Human Rights Writers Association
of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called for a probe on the alleged killings
of farmers by the Fulani herdsmen.
HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, expressed
concern despite “hundreds” of farmers killed and “thousands” of women raped and
massacred by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen, not much had been done to address
“HURIWA is constantly bombarded with calls from
distressed Nigerians on the current State of insecurity and attacks of farming
communities by armed Fulani herdsmen,” said Onwubiko.
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He said nonetheless the organisation’s efforts to draw
the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari had yet to be yet to be adhered to.
Onwubio demanded the arrest of the perpetrators.
“Those who have carried out mass genocide must be
arrested and prosecuted and their sources of arms and weapons identified as the
best way to restore sustainable peace,” he said.
Onwubiko continued, “This state of impunity that is
systematically institutionalised by the current Federal Administration is
hereby strongly condemned as primitive; inhumane, brutal and unconscionable.”
The cattle herders and farmers have over the years been
involved in deadly clashes over land.
- CAJ News