Killings, Economic woe: Nigeria on the Brink —Afenifere raises alarm
Nov 27, 2020
By: Oluwatosin Adesola
The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the reopening of land borders closed for over one year to bring economic relief to Nigerians.
The group noted that it was unjustifiable and economically unwise to close borders in the face of hardship and Insecurity facing the nation.
Afenifere gave the charge in Akure, the Ondo state capital during its monthly meeting held at the residence of its National leader, Pa Rueben Fasoranti.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the group’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin said Afenifere bemoaned increasing rate of Insecurity and economic hardship nationwide, reiterated the need for President Buhari and the national assembly to implement the 2014 Confab report to arrest various agitations.
The yoruba leaders also condemned recent herdsmen attack on the farm of Chief Olu Falae last week, urging the international community to probe alleged shooting at lekki tollgate during EndSars protest.
Below is the full text of the communique as made available to SUNSHINETRUTH.
Afenifere held its national leadership caucus at the Akure country home of its Leader , Chief Reuben Fasoranti today 25/11/2020.After exhaustive deliberations on the state of the country, the following communique was adopted:
1 ENDSARS DisASTOUS FALLOUTS
Meeting reviewed the recent protests by young people against police brutality under the ENDSARS movement and its unfortunate bloody resolution by the repressive Nigerian government.
To start with ENDSARS was a bye-product of unitary rule which promotes single policing that does not allow policemem to relate with their culture and in the process violating people’s rights because of clash of culture in the way SARS profile young people whose cilture they don’t understand as criminals because they wear eal some haircuts.and by the way th the way they dress.
It was the peak of bestislity to open live bullets on peaceful protesters singing national anthem and holding the national flag as it happened at Lekki Toll Gate on 20/10/20.
It has become more disheartening that the Nigerian government continues to tell all untruths about the massacre in spite of the CNN revelations and the Lagos coroner advertising
unidentified dead bodies dumped in its mortuaries from 19-27 Oct 2020.It smacks of absolute lack of conscience for anybody to still be talking of “massacre without dead bodies”
We are not sure that the current investigation is capable of unraveling what happened in Lekki. For instance, we gathered that two sets of soilders camd to Lekki, one from Lagos and another from Abuja. What mandate was given to each and by whom?
We need to know why Lagos governor was allegedly blocked from reaching the president first afer changing the curfew time and after the massacre.
We seriosly frown at the sectional Kaduna meeting which had all Arewa top notchers in Buhari government as insensitive and a pure damage to the “non-negotiable unity” they are deceiving non-Arewa Nigerians with..
It is more. annoying sending Arewadelegates to delegates to divided other areas of the country like colonial agents in a very insulting manner that shows a master – servant.relationship.
Finally, we commend the UK Parliament for their bold debate on the malady in Nigeria and welcome their decision to recommend sanctions agamst top officials of a supposed democratic. Government in Nigeria behaving like a junta.
OPEN SEME AND OTHEE SOUTHERN BORDERS NOW!
Meeting condemned Buhari government’s attitude of a dog that bresdfeeds its own puppies and kills other animals for lunch as per management of borders. While the Seme and other Souther borders have been closed for a year now against our people and recently opened for the use to Dangote and BUA, Nigeria is constructing a rail line and about N30b highway to connect with Fulanis in Niger Republic with whom the Fulanis running Nigeria have cultural kinship. .
We reject this apartheid policy and demand the reopening of SEME and other southern BORDERS now!
HERSMEN AND CHIEF OLU FALAE
Meeting received the report of yet another provocative invasion of Chief Olu Falae farm a few days ago by Fulani herdsmen. We wonder if a group of Yoruba boys can go to the North and be harassing a northern equivalent of Chief Falae serially and a war would not have been declared on Yoruba in the Noth now.
We call on President Buhari who is also the grand patron of Miyetti Allah to bring this unfortu are development to an end now.There should be an apology to him also
INSECURITY, RECESSION AND HUNGER
As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in 5 years of Buhari we are equallybesieged by attendant poverty /hinged as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively.
The truth is that the country had virtually become ungovernable and unless we restructure and restore Nigeria to federalism,the country is on the brink of calkapse and God should save us from the worst case scenario.
And nobody should take this country on any childish ride, we should just implement the report of 2014 conference now