NIGERIA: War looms in Nigeria over herdsmen killings – Amnesty Int’l warns Buhari

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Amnesty International cautions Nigerian government over the impending looming war to overturn her country in short time following the killing of over 70 innocent Benue State citizens by Killer Herdsmen.

Disclosing this on Thursday, the Amnesty international Director, Osai Ojigho warns Nigeria during his appearance on Channels Television, Sunrise Programme.

Osai Ojigho is worried about continued attacks by Fulani Herders on farmers and some Communities in Benue State and other parts of Nigeria might get out of hand if not controlled.

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“We are really reaching a boiling point of total anarchy,” she said.

“If you are to look at how things are developing, there’s a lot of anger from different affected communities and including those who actually are bearing the brunt of losing family members at this time of the year.

“We’ve been following the incessant killings that have been happening in this sort of clashes throughout last year and, of course, at the beginning of the year we woke up to experience another wave at an escalating level that we never thought would get to this point”, she said.

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Amnesty International lamented that the governments at both federal and state levels are only doing little to address the issue.

The human rights group has asked them to ensure the perpetrators of the killings are arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.

“For us, what is really shocking is that we are yet to find a concrete response by government whether it’s a federal level or state level in terms of ensuring that those that are perpetuating these killings are arrested, are prosecuted, and actually the course of justice is allowed to proceed without any sort of fear or favour,” Ojigho said

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