The Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) has called on the United Nations (UN) to intervene in Nigeria, saying the country is on the verge of violent disintegration.
NINAS presents itself as a “multi-ethnic alliance of the indigenous peoples of the Middle Belt (part of the former North region), Ilana Omo Oodua (the former West region) and Lower Niger (former regions of the East and Center-West) ”.
In a letter to the UN after a march for freedom at its headquarters in New York, United States, on Tuesday, Banji Akintoye, president of NINAS, and Tony Nnadi, secretary general, said Nigeria had “failed irreparably”.
“We, the indigenous peoples of Nigeria, meet today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to alert the United Nations and the rest of the world community that the Union of Nigeria has failed irreparably; and is now on the brink of violent disintegration with catastrophic consequences for global peace and security, as our population of over 200 million people would become an instant global refugee nightmare, ”the letter read.
“Amid the extraordinary hardships inflicted by the imposition and application of Sharia law by part of Nigeria in a so-called secular Union, the immediate reason for this impending catastrophe is the cocktail of massacres, kidnappings and banditry. general orchestrated against the indigenous peoples of Nigeria. by an invading Fulani militia posing as shepherds in an undisguised ethnic cleansing campaign that gradually demonstrates the complicity of the federal government of Nigeria led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, who as commander-in-chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces is also the Great Lifetime Patron of the famous Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria; which proudly takes responsibility for the murderous exploits of the Fulani Shepherds Militia designated the fourth deadliest terrorist group.
“We will recall that following widespread extrajudicial executions in Nigeria, the UN dispatched in August 2019 a special rapporteur mission to Nigeria headed by Agnès Callamard. The damning verdict of this rapporteur mission was that the widespread extrajudicial killings stemmed from Nigeria’s unitary constitutional arrangements, which function as PRESSURE FOR INJUSTICE and that Nigeria, by virtue of this constitution, is a danger to peace and justice. global security.
“The report warned that unless something was done urgently, Nigeria would collapse, plunging its 200 million people into turmoil that will trigger a large-scale refugee crisis of unprecedented magnitude. at a time when Global Terror Networks, ISIS, ISWAP and AL-Qaeda are already converging in Nigeria.
“Whether Nigeria has failed as a state is no longer a matter of debate, having become the world capital of poverty and home to two of the four deadliest terrorist organizations in the world, with three quarters of the constituent elements (South and Middle -Belt) Seeking urgent extrication through referendums from what has become a Union of Death.
The group further said its protest to the UN was aimed at alerting the world community to the “rapidly escalating situation in Nigeria” and calling on the UN to intervene in the crisis facing the country.