The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari top reminding the Igbo speaking tribe of Nigeria, about how he participated in the 1967-1970 bloody massacre that left over three million people in the South-East region dead, .
HURIWA accused President Buhari of excessive penchant, for always robbing soap into the eyes of Igbo speaking Nigerians, over his recent threat on Tuesday, to deal with the youths agitating for self-government in the South-East.
HURIWA wondered how the President could issue such a threat to suspected members of self-determination organisations, such as the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, as well as other multiple organisations.
In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA asked President Buhari to stop threatening war against any section of the country, and behave like a Statesman, except if he wants to tell the world that he is a Warlord.The Human Rights group pointed out that armed Fulani herdsmen are being allowed to kill thousands of Farmers and destroy communities, but President Buhari allegedly pampers them, and has never threatened to take war to their strongholds.The group noted that whenever issues affecting the South-East of Nigeria are involved, President Buhari speaks with so much hatred, to such an extent that it is becoming apparent that he is not yet tired of waging war against the South-East of Nigeria, even after he fought on the side of Nigeria for 30 months against then Biafra Republic.
HURIWA said: “Please President Muhammadu Buhari stop reminding us the Igbo of how you participated in the pogroms that resulted in the killing of over 3 million Igbo in the late 60’s and even after destroying the then Eastern Region, General Yakubu Gowon the then war time Junta Leader failed to rehabilitate or reconstruct the destroyed Eastern region but after the people through their efforts rebuilt South East of Nigeria, President Buhari is now threatening to launch another civil war against Ndigbo only because a bunch of boys are constructively canvassing self-determination.
“This is outrageous, provocative and sadistic. We condemn this dangerous rhetoric and hate speech with all our hearts and minds and we are putting the World on notice that Muhammadu Buhari plans to carry out another pogrom against Ndigbo.”