A pressure group, “Every Nigerian Do Something Positive Development Initiative” has urged the United Nations to declare Nigeria a terror state over the rising spate of rights abuses in the country.
The group made the call via a statement signed and sent to DAILY POST on Sunday by its Leader, Dr. Perry Brimah, a popular social commentator.
Also, it called for the punishment of the sanction of the Nigerian government and related implicated politicians and traditional leaders.
The statement reads: “We emphatically and unequivocally call for the declaration of Nigeria as a terror state with the sanction of the Nigerian government and related implicated politicians and traditional leaders.
“Travel restrictions, account freezes and other instruments of punishment must be urgently meted out on implicated state officials and involved private personalities
“Nigeria’s rulers in collaboration with its political elite class have continuously without pause over the last 30 years, directly perpetrated acts of terror on the citizens of Nigeria and also supported groups and individuals involved in mass terror, massacres and genocides on various populations within and outside Nigeria.
“Only the lives of the wealthy and those in power have value in Nigeria. The sanctity of the life of the poor, weak and minorities must be enshrined.
“By its continuous recklessness and reckless negligence, the Nigerian government and its partners in and around the ruling and main opposition party, have made terror a part of life in Nigeria.
“This is why Nigeria is the most terrorized nation on earth today. Secret mass burials are the order of the day and these happen almost weekly across many states, coordinated by the presidency and state governors, to cover up the numbers being killed by the state and its actions.
“Boko Haram terror festers and continues to affect Nigeria’s neighbors in the north.
“Fulani herder terror continues to consume thousands of lives in Nigeria under immunity of successive administrations till date. The owners of the cattle are said to be untouchable political elite with patrons at all levels of government. Cows are more sacred in Nigeria than humans.
“High sea terror continues to emanate from Nigeria’s coast across the entire region.
“The Nigerian government does not obey the law which is in itself another variant of terror. Where there is no law there is no state. Where there is no state there is anarchy.
“Nigerians are denied their fundamental rights and subjected to torture and death in the hands of the too-long globally tolerated terror state leadership.
“The United Nations is committed to protecting the lives of individuals and combatting state terror according to Article 39, 41 and 42 of the Charter of the United Nations.
“Resolutions 46/51 and 49/60 on state involvement in terror must be brought down hard on Nigerian rulers once and for all to take Nigeria out of the prehistoric barbaric era and into modernity.
“Nigerians are increasingly being pushed to inalienable, God-ordained resort to self-help in the absence of a government and under state sanctioned and perpetrated terror. A state of anarchy is developing in the heart of Africa. This cannot be good for the world. We demand action and demand it now.”