The Biden administration in the US is currently being pressed to take a tough stance against the seeming fascist regime of President Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria.
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A pro-democracy group based in Washington DC, US, National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) is pulling the necessary strings for the White House to move against Abuja based on alleged growing religious persecution, banditry, terrorist entity protected by Aso Rock, the kidnapping and the attendant human rights violations in Nigeria.
NADECO that stoutly fought against the military dictatorship of the late General Sani Abacha, has petitioned President Joe Biden demanding that he speaks up against the worrisome situations in Nigeria, pointing out that it has been compelled to bring to the attention of the president the urgent concerns of Nigerians, and wondered why Biden had remained “silent about the rampant and daily extrajudicial killings of a particular religious group in the country.”
NADECO’s Executive Director, Llyod Ukwu, in a statement later said they are calling for a restructuring to save Nigeria from disintegration and that the group is also planning an international conference on Nigeria.
While the group is demanding President Biden to do something to stop terrorism in Nigeria and the West African sub-region, Ukwu reminded President Biden that most Nigerians in the diaspora voted for him during the 2020 elections because of his Christian background with the hope that he will take action against the killings of Christians and moderate Muslims who are continuously being slaughtered by Islamic terrorist groups operating in the West African sub-region.
Undoubtedly, there is a growing discontent against the Buhari administration particularly with Nigerians passing through the worst economic hardship according to economists as naira continues its free fall.
Apart from the economy, the handling of the insecurity challenge in which bandits are easily pardoned and reintegrated into the society has become a major cause of concern as well as the failure of Abuja to bring bandits and their sponsors to book.
Many ethnic groups are also insisting on their demand for restructuring as well as self-rule with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Eastern Nigeria and the Yoruba in Western Nigeria agitating for independence alongside the Ibom people in part of the geopolitical south-south bloc of the country.
“NADECO understands fully that you have a lot on your hands, the border crisis, COVID-19, etc. NADECO further understands that the United States of America cannot solve all the problems of the world. However, it has become obvious that another Kosovo, Afghanistan or Rwandans are unfolding in Nigeria.
“It is clear that stopping the crisis of the magnitude of what is currently unfolding in Nigeria now is going to be of national interest to the United States and indeed the entire world. If Nigeria ‘blows up the entire west African sub-region will be in chaos and thrown into bitter sectarian, religious and civil war. The region is already a known hotbed for terrorist groups.
‘’Mr. President, kindly do something to save Nigeria and West Africa. It is not too late. The people of Nigeria need your help. This a cry from we the people of Nigeria’’, NADECO said.