Breaking: President Buhari Set To Proscribe Yoruba Nation

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari set to Proscribe the over Sunday Igboho 

The refusal of the Federal Government to classify the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, and armed Fulani militia as terrorist organisations is unfair, according to the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, .

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HURIWA claimed the Buhari administration’s decision to Proscribe the Yoruba Nation separatist organisation led by Prof Banji Akintoye and Sunday Igboho was akin to sledgehammering a housefly.

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Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney General of the Federation, has previously stated that the Federal Government will consider all legal measures to guarantee a peaceful and unified Nigeria.

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HURIWA warned against designating the Yoruba Nation as a terrorist organisation, even though other organisations, such as MACBAN, which backs deadly attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen on farmland towns across Nigeria, have not been designated as terrorist organisations by Buhari.

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The government may have remained silent about herdsmen’s atrocious actions, according to the human rights advocacy organisation, since these ‘favoured’ groups are primarily made up of President Buhari’s kinsmen and leaders of all internal security institutions under the present administration.

HURIWA stated that on June 26, 2018, MACBAN portrayed the attacks on various Plateau State villages, which resulted in the deaths of over 100 people, as a reprisal for the slaughter of 300 cows belonging to its members.

HURIWA further remembered that on January 6, 2018, Fulani herdsmen in Benue State, who were accused of killing around 17 people on New Year’s Day in the state, revealed why they assaulted their host community.

Since the beginning of January, 73 people have died in assaults in communities in Benue state, according to HURIWA. The state emergency service estimates that 40,000 people have been displaced as a result of the assaults, which have burned villages and damaged structures.

The rights organisation also mentioned how Fulani herders refused to leave the Ondo woods when Government Rotimi Akeredolu urged them to do so in January 2021, with their leaders stating that they would not follow the governor.

However, the rights group stated in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, that MACBAN should have been labelled a terrorist organisation by Buhari based on the above historical trajectory.

HURIWA slammed the Buhari administration for neglecting to classify the armed Fulani militia in Zamfara’s woods as terrorists after they shot down a combat plane.

The rights organisation questioned why the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice are targeting the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Yoruba Nation group, but not his armed and dangerous kinsmen.

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