The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Thursday alleged that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government under Buhari was working to ensure that a state of emergency is declared in Taraba State because of the party’s failure to win the state governorship election.
Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesperson, in a statement, claimed that the APC was behind the ongoing religious killings being experienced in
It accused the nation’s security forces of giving those behind the sponsored killings tactic support with their silence, hence their failure to quell the uprising.
“The security agencies are not doing much, rather they are trying to undermine the governor”, it read.
“Insiders have also informed us that the acting Inspector-General of Police is planning to arrest the Aide-De-Camp to the governor, hence his invitation to the police headquarters, Abuja.
“The strategy is to accuse him of arming and working with some militia in a bid to get at the governor.
“APC leaders are clearly not happy that they lost the election and they are stocking the killings and crisis to cause reprisal attacks from other religious groups which will lead to the declaration of state of emergency.
“We, therefore, call on the APC to accept defeat and call off their members from ongoing instigation of religious violence in Taraba State.
“Let President Muhammadu Buhari halt the carnage in Taraba State for the good of all and avoid acts which will lead to abrupt end of this
On the 13th of February the Nation reported that the Coalition of Northern Groups on Tuesday have asked the Federal Government to promptly announce a highly sensitive situation in four states, comprehensive of Taraba, Kaduna, Benue and Zamfara presently seeing herders/ranchers conflicts which they said has had untold effect on the Northern economy, disbanding current political structures, pending the arrival of harmony to the states.
Tending to a news meeting in Abuja, representative of the Coalition, Abdulazeez Suleiman claimed that the herders/ranchers conflicts were a piece of the plot to obliterate the economy of the north and guarantee that the locale stays in reverse, including that the Federal Government ought to delegate sole heads to run the four states as political pioneers of the states have neglected to reestablish harmony.
He stated: “We by the by trust that the present spate of killings and unrests are not disengaged episodes but rather are connected to a fantastic plan to destabilize the North and push her kin to the edge of total collapse by isolating them along fake lines through misusing ethnic and religious contrasts.
“For a really long time, foes of the North, both remote and nearby have worked strenuously to guarantee that the district stays in reverse, partitioned, powerless, befuddled and dumbfounded by heaps of difficulties and issues.
“In the quest for this periodic false impressions going back over five centuries which were conventionally settled at the network level, are today controlled and moved toward roads for the venting of repressed innate and religious jealousies bringing about substantial loss of lives and important assets.
“The heightening of up to this point existing difficulties like the herders and ranchers conflicts which have sporadically and discontinuously been continuing for time immemorial, is one parts of the arrangement to destabilize the North and execute it through misusing inside shortcomings and cleavages.
“It is never again in uncertainty that the general and unavoidable frailty right now being experienced over the Northern district are a piece of a mega yet undercover plot traversing quite a while.
“We censure energetically the activities of the individuals who execute criminal acts anyplace in Nigeria and firmly decry the individuals who actuate others to perpetrate demonstrations of brutality and disorder.
“We determinedly disavow the criticism of one ethnic and religious gathering or the other for reasons unknown or avocation. In this light, we consider the focusing of the whole Fulani and by augmentation, Muslims, for denunciation, deliberate dehumanization, profiling, estrangement or any activity that will render them object of assault and oppression, improper and unlawful, yet additionally despicable to our sensibilities and customary tolerability and in this way inadmissible.
“We at CNG are very mindful that focusing of any ethnic or religious gathering and singling it out for any negative activity in every practical sense, is against both our laws and global law. Such acts are the prelude to annihilation and ethnic purging and accordingly, are significant under global human rights and compassionate law, just as worldwide criminal law.
“We see the hesitance and languid demeanor of the Federal Government to act instantly at the underlying phases of the contentions as the essential factor in charge of the weakening of the circumstance.
“We approach the Federal Government to proclaim highly sensitive situation in the cutting edge conditions of Taraba, Kaduna, Benue and Zamfara, suspend the current political structures in these states and supplant them with sole executives until conditions improve.
“We approach the Federal Government to find a way to disband all local armies and outfitted gatherings in Nigeria by resort to the utilization of power if needs be, to guarantee that no gathering has the ability to challenge the State in its right to keep up peace, and ensure natives’ lives and properties.