The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has charged the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu to resign immediately, following incessant killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna.
HURIWA, a frontline activist group, said Adamu should either “resign or be sacked” over his failure to protect the mostly Christian community of Southern Kaduna against armed Fulani attackers.
The group made the call while condemning the latest Fulani herdsmen attack in the farming community of Gonar Rogo in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was reported that the armed herdsmen targeted mostly children and women, who were hacked to death in their sleep.
No fewer than 19 people were said to have been killed in the attack, which occurred on Tuesday morning at about 12 a.m.
However, the rights group insisted that the IGP whose primary duty was to prevent such killings by armed Fulani herdsmen had failed in carrying out his constitutional duty.
It made the call in a statement signed and sent to Akelicious by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and its National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf.
HURIWA also called on the “Federal and Kaduna State government to arrest and prosecute and punish heavily the killer herdsmen launching terrorist attacks on Communities in Southern Kaduna and other parts of the country.
“The Human Right crusaders condemned the latest attack which took place in the farming community of Gonar Rogo in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state where 17 persons were hacked to death by the marauding herdsmen.”
HURIWA wondered how the herdsmen could attack the community when a military checkpoint was stationed in the area.
“We are disturbed because there is said to be a military checkpoint not far away from the attacked Community yet the killer herdsmen had enough time to carry out their dastardly act with no resistance from the security,” He said.
The right group called on both the Federal and Kaduna state government to stop these wanton killings by the herdsmen or risk having the country destroyed by their activities.
The Right group believes that the “lackadaisical attitude and lukewarmness with which the government handles the incessant killings carried out by terrorist herdsmen has further emboldened them to continue their trade of spilling blood across the country.
“Gonar Rogo attack is one of many that has befallen Southern Kaduna in recent times where dozens of persons have been killed with no one being prosecuted for such crimes against humanity.”
HURIWA also called on the government at both state and federal level “to as a matter of urgency send relief materials to the survivors of the latest terror attack in Gonar Rogo and also beef up security in the local government to forestall future attacks.”
The group lamented that “if nothing is done to stop these unprovoked attacks, the local government, Kaduna state and the country at large may be thrown into a state of anarchy as the victims may be left with no option than to take laws into their hands.”