ADF Urges Tinubu to Confront Herdsmen’s Attacks on Innocent Nigerians

In Southern Nigeria and the Middle Belt, the AlaIgbo Development Foundation (ADF) is appealing to President Bola Tinubu to address the ongoing brutal attacks on innocent citizens by Fulani herdsmen.

The group expressed concern over the lack of law enforcement accountability in arresting and prosecuting these perpetrators.

Chief Abia Onyike, National Secretary of ADF, emphasized in a statement the urgent need for the Federal Government to prevent Nigeria from descending into a religious conflict, warning of potentially catastrophic outcomes.

According to ADF’s statement, they are calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to address without delay the persistent killings of innocent Nigerians by marauding Fulani herdsmen in Southern Nigeria, particularly in the south-east and Middle Belt regions, where law enforcement has failed to take action against these killers.

Blaming religious extremism for the rampant violence and terrorism in Northern Nigeria, ADF opposes the practice of open grazing which often leads to clashes, community overruns, and the senseless killings of farmers by herdsmen.

While supporting the concept of ranching, ADF believes that the responsibility of providing land and financial resources for ranching facilities should fall on private businesses rather than the government.

The recent declaration by some Yoruba and Ijaw Ethnic Nationalities to pursue self-determination as autonomous ethnic groups within Nigeria has been welcomed by ADF, advocating for all ethnicities in the country to assert their rights to self-determination as outlined in the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

Emphasizing a peaceful and non-violent approach in the pursuit of self-determination, ADF views this struggle as a means to uphold the democratic rights of ethnic groups and counter the dominating agendas that have plagued Nigeria since independence.

By recognizing each ethnic group’s autonomy and entitlement to equity, justice, and fairness, ADF believes it will lead to a return to true federalism, aligning with the founding principles of the Nigerian Federation.

May 30 holds historical significance in the Igbo self-determination cause and the pursuit of a just society free from oppression and inhumanity, a belief shared by ADF in observing this day peacefully both locally and internationally.

Additionally, ADF is pushing for the implementation of International Laws against Genocide within Nigeria to prevent and penalize acts of genocide and mass killings.

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