The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has slammed the perceived silence from President Muhammadu Buhari over the terrorist attacks on the Kaduna airport and the Kaduna – Abuja train.
A statement from the association read,
“Last night’s terrorists bombing of a packed train heading to Abuja unambiguously signposts a dangerous peak in the war against Nigeria and Nigerians by the Fulani terrorists operating from North West of Nigeria.
“It is sad that the President has neither condemned the terrorists attack on the moving train nor that of the Abuja airport.
“Nigerians are fed up with the tepid responses of President Muhammadu Buhari who often wait for the terrorists to strike and then he issues the usual drab statement condemning the terror attack.
“The reason terrorists are emboldened to continue to launch daring raids on their targets of choice is that they have come to be made aware that the President has become very comfortable with very inefficient security heads he appointed since the last seven years now.
“HURIWA wonders whether the President is waiting for the terrorists to launch a daring invasion of the National Assembly complex within the three arms zone of Abuja before he would realise that he has no effective National Security Adviser and Minister of Defence. HURIWA, therefore, is appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to take action urgently because the terrorists are becoming even more daring and emboldened because they feel they have nothing to lose.
“The Rights group also calls on the Federal Government to probe the heads of security services in states whereby terrorists are having a field day to ascertain whether these inefficient security heads are inevitably working with armed non State actors in the South East of Nigeria and North West for them to be recording the kind of successes that they have achieved in the past months at the cost of the economic dislocation of Igboland and the North West”.