Osinbajo: HURIWA slams Vice-President over failure of peace initiative in Southern Kaduna

Osinbajo: HURIWA slams Vice-President over failure of peace initiative in Southern Kaduna

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has slammed Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo over the failure of his 2019 initiative to bring to an end the alleged killing in the Christian-dominated Southern Kaduna has failed.

This was contained in a statement issued on Monday, February 7, by the HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, who stated that the failure was a result of a lack of willpower on the side of the Federal Government to take the right action to end the continued crisis in the area.

HURIWA questioned the rationale for government to give presidential treatment to Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, when, according to it, the group should have for long been declared a terrorist group.

The rights group alleged that the leaders of MACBAN are being accorded high-profile security cover and protection by the government.

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Shortly before the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo in 2019, the Vice President initiated what he called a peace meeting with the warring parties, to end the lingering bloody conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Kaduna State.

However, Onwubiko said that Osinbajo and his boss, President Buhari were insincere and very cosmetic; in their approaches towards finding systematically legal-based solutions to the crisis.

HURIWA said virtually all local government areas making up Southern Kaduna were still being attacked; and the natives killed, maimed and their properties destroyed or taken over by the aggressors who are Fulani.

The group pointed out that the only time Buhari visited Southern Kaduna was just to commission a small road network; leading to the palace of the Emir of Jamaa in Kafanchan.

According to the rights group, the President created the impression that his government is not concerned; about what is happening to the people of Southern Kaduna.

HURIWA said it was impossible for the office of the Vice President to make any headway; in the area of inter-ethnic and inter-religious peace and harmony in Southern Kaduna; so far as President Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Ruffai were less concerned.

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