- Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF) has told President Buhari to find a lasting solution to incessant killings in Nigeria
- The foundation also asked the president to ensure all tribes in the country are treated equally
- AFF, however, noted that injustice and bias can lead the country to a great chaos
A non-profit organization, Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end senseless killings and kidnappings in the country before its gets out of hand.
Legit.ng reports that the founder of the foundation, Akin Fadeyi, said that Nigeria is heading for anarchy if the president is not fair to all ethnic groups and protect all Nigerians.
Speaking on the security threats in the country, especially, the southwest, Fadeyi said each ethnic group has its bad eggs, adding that criminality should not be condoned in any form.
Fadeyi, who is also a columnist, stressed that the crisis in some areas in the country is a pointer to the fact that Nigeria is already headed in the direction of total chaos and anarchy.
“This anarchy and seeming oppression of a people by another set of people within the same nation, in a country already besieged by hunger, unequal distribution of wealth and impoverishment, threw up the symbolism of resistance that Sunday Igboho represents.
“So, how did the crime of kidnapping by herdsmen became a notoriously enduring industry in Nigeria? Each time we hear ransoms have been paid. Shouldn’t we ask ‘paid to who?’. Into whose bank accounts do these ransoms flow? Why has it been a challenge for security Agencies to follow the money? These are begging questions requiring urgent answers."
He said the governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, must have been concerned about a possible attack on his state by herdsmen hiding in the forests, saying that as a chief security officer of his state, issued a quit order on the criminal herders to vacate the state.
He asked Buhari to rise above ethnic sentiments and protect all Nigerians who voted him into power in 2015 and 2019.
Fadeyi also asked southwest leaders, whom he said are reactive in the face of crisis, to step up and speak out against injustice.
He said Nigerians must recognise that they do not owe allegiance to a leader, but to the country and also to justice and humanity.
“Southwest leaders must recognize that ambition for office must never consume them to such extent they throw this momentum away, because, if on the altar of ambition, they keep mute while their region burns, by 2023, they would have no nation left to govern.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that no fewer than 12 people were killed in a fresh attack by bandits in a Fulani settlement in Kaduna state.
It was reported that bandits stormed Na’ikko village in Giwa Council of the state and started shooting sporadically.
They also razed down many houses in the community. Nura Haruna, who lost two sons and two of his brothers in the unfortunate attack, confirmed the violence when the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, visited displaced persons at Barrkalahu.