The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the planned attack by Miyetti Allah on South Eastern part of Nigeria.
HURIWA in a statement released on Friday through its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, warned President Buhari not to repeat the mistake of allowing Miyetti Allah to carry out their threat against the South East as has being done in the past.
According to HURIWA, “all groups in the South East of Nigeria and all over the country should reject violence and opt for harmonious relationships amongst all ethnicities and religious affiliations.”
The rights group also charged all relevant law enforcement agencies to protect Nigerian citizens wherever they choose to live and engage in legitimate businesses.
“Herdsmen who are Nigerians must be protected and encouraged to embrace modern technology and practices of ranching their cattle and not engage in open grazing of cows in farms which creates conflicts.
“It is on record that President Buhari often overlooks such open threats by Miyetti Allah to kill innocent citizens but only to spring up from hibernation and slumber to shed crocodile tears after the terrorism has been carried out.
“There are a plethora of such pattern in the past in Jos, Plateau State, Benue State and Enugu State. The Federal government must stop pushing Nigeria to a state of war.
“The Miyetti Allah official Salleh Alhassan must be arrested for threatening South East of Nigeria,” the statement said.