Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the arrest of the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association for threatening to wage war, should President Muhammadu Buhari fail in the 2019 election.
Recall that the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo had warned that the association would resist any attempt to remove Buhari in 2019.
Boyejo had said, “nobody should try and remove Buhari,” adding that the “eyes of the Fulani all over the country have ‘opened.”
In its reaction, HURIWA said MACBAN’s threat amounted to high treason which shouldn’t be handled with “kid gloves” by government except there is a “sinister plot to distabilise Nigeria next year.”
HURIWA’s reaction was contained, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and National media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf.
The body lamented that due to, “overwhelming sectionalism and partisanship afflicting majority of the heads of strategic national security agencies” the leader of Miyetti Allah accused of sponsoring violent attacks against farming communities in Southern Kaduna, Benue, Adamawa and Taraba States, may get away with this high “treason of open threat to start a war should Muhammadu Buhari democratically fails to win re-election next year.”
The statement reads in part: “We call on all Nigerians of conscience who love Nigeria to speak out now and demand the arrest and prosecution of this man who has openly threatened war against the good people of Nigeria. We demand the proscription of this terrorism platform accused of encouraging different attacks targeting farming communities”.