You have failed as the President of Nigeria – World Council of Bishops tell Buhari
The World Council of Bishops which also comprises The Global Advisory Board; the Global Council of Apostolic Nuncio (s); and the Prelate and its Deputies across all 7 continents of the world have berated Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari for his inability to contain the herdsmen crisis in the middle belt of the country.
While expressing their condolences to all of the affected communities, the bishops in a strongly worded statement today said they had expected President Buhari to take a decisive – workable action to permanently curtail the excesses of the herdsmen from taking laws into their hands.
The statement which was made through the World Episcopal headquarters in Houston, Texas, United States of America also saw the bishops taking a vital stand that the killings were enough.
“We expected the Government of Nigeria under the able leadership of President Muhammad Buhari GCFR, as it has promised to defend, secure, and protect the lives of Nigerians as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, Chapter II, Section 14b), to take a decisive – workable solution to permanently curtail the excesses of the Fulanis and their herdsmen from taking laws into their hands, but these killings keeps aggravating.
“We as a Global Council of Bishops Worldwide, lend our Global Bishopric Voice and Global Bishopric Support on All the States in Adamawa, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Kaduna, Zamfara States, in the Middle Belt Region, the North Central, North Eastern States, Eastern and Southern regions of Nigeria whose People have been slaughtered and properties destroyed, do hereby unequivocally make Our Global Bishopric Stands known today that, Enough Is Enough – Henceforth This Killings Must Stop.
“Mr. President, we as a Council of Bishops Globally point it out to you on this day openly, without fear or favour that, you as a leader of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has failed , not to deliver on your campaign and constitutional promises, as the number one Chief Security Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to uphold, defend the sovereignty, the territorial integrity, and security of the Nigerian Nation and its Citizens,” the statement read in part.
To this effect, they called on the United Nations(UN), Africa Union (AU), European Union (EU), the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS), and the Nigerian State to view and list the Miyetti Allah group via the Fulani Special Force and the Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) as a terrorist organization henceforth, as according to them “they have remained unrepentant, and no decisive legal and official governmental action have been taken as a Nation to put to stop their dastardly and heinous acts against humanity and Nigerians as a whole.”