Fellow Middle Belters, Nigeria is fully back to the state of nature.
The unabated killing of our people in their communities is a war
declared on us and President Mohammadu Buhari is sleeping on duty. We
should not make mistake thinking that Nigerian government will stop
Every part of the country is defending its territory
now. The Fulani terrorists will leave no part of the Middle Belt
region untouched then they finally face the Southern part of the
country with war. Despite the calls on Federal Government by Middle
Belt people to stop this genocide, Nigerian government has
deliberately allowed Fulani terrorists to kill our people on daily
basis and there’s no end of it in sight. We now call on Middle Belt
people to rise up to this occasion while being law abiding, to defend
themselves with any means available when the situation arises. Our
goodness should not be taken for granted. We do not have trust in
Nigerian government to protect us anymore. The ugly tactics of
Nigerian government in Numan, Plateau, Benue, Southern Kaduna of
recent are proofs that our government is not doing its best to protect
- Nigerian government has launched special military Operations and
cracked down on civilian people in different parts of this country but
the Fulani terrorists are treated with kid gloves even when they fired
at Nigerian Air force jet in Numan, Adamawa state. It’s evident that
very soon they will defy Nigerian government authorities openly.
It’s very unfortunate that our leaders who have served this country in
the highest capacities have not said or done anything about these
killings. The so-called Northern Elders Forum led by Paul Unongo, who
defected from the Middle Belt, has become a toothless bulldog that
cannot do anything about these killings in his own state, Benue.
General Yakubu Gowon who recently opposed restructuring Nigeria, has
never said or done anything against the killings of his fellow Middle
Belters. Where are our retired officers who made names in defense of
this country? Can’t you see war on us?
We also call on the political leaders in the Middle Belt to rise up to
this occasion. Most of you have been blindfolded with party politics
and allow your people to be slaughtered everyday. It makes no sense to
even serve in Buhari’s Cabinet but the same government presides over
the killing of your people. It makes no sense to be in opposition and
keep quite or do nothing over the killing of your people.
We express our condolences to our people in Benue state over the
recent genocide that claimed more than 50 people in which a whole
community was sacked by the Fulani terrorists. We do not only condemn
it but also call on our people to defend themselves with any means
available to them. We strongly back the State Governor, His
Excellency, Samuel Ortom to decisively deal with any Fulani terrorist
that violates the Anti-Open Grazing Law in the state. The take over
plans by the Fulanis should not be allowed in any part of the Middle
Belt. We also extend our condolences to our people in Numan, Southern
Kaduna and Plateau state over the recent genocide that claimed many
lives and property.
We call on the friends of Middle Belt and the international community
to call on Nigerian government to immediately stop the Fulani militia
from killing our people. We do not wrong anybody but why the killings?
If they are not called to order, definitely it will lead to
Lastly, it is our sincere hope that Nigerian government will take
proactive measures now to put an end to this dastardly acts. We do not
want a situation where our military will be facing fighting internal
problems every now and then because it will definitely polarise them.
We also hope that our military will play their professional roles
independently to protect our people.
God bless the Middle Belt people
Comrade Emma Zopmal
National Youth Leader,
Middle Belt Forum, Youth Wing