YENAGOA- National President of the Ijaw youths Council (IYC) world-wide Comrade Barr. Oweilaemi Pereotubo has described the killings in Plateau state a genocide being perpetrated in coordinated attacks carried out by Fulani herdsmen. He therefore condemned in the strongest terms of killings of innocent, harmless and defenceless civilians and asked federal government to prevail on its security agencies to bring it to stop immediately.
Oweilaemi presented this in a heavily worded press statement sent to Daily Watch, lamented that, except federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari calls the perpetrators to order immediately, unless entire ethnicity or generation in Plateau state would be wiped away in a carefully planned genocide.
His words, ‘‘The President of Ijaw Youth Council has joined millions of people all over the world to condemn in very strong term, the unprovoked massacre of innocent, helpless and defenseless Nigerians in Plateau State yesterday being Sunday 24th June, 2018.
‘‘It is very sad, unimaginable and unbelievable that over 200 innocent Nigerians mostly women and children were massacred in broad daylight yet the President Muhammadu Buhari has not taken any action to stop this menace.
‘‘What is going on in Plateau State and the entire Middle Belt is genocide. It amounts to ethnic cleansing and we call on the United Nations, the Governments of the United States, Britain, France and other world powers to wade in to stop the current madness.
‘‘It has become very obvious that what is going in Nigeria is a religious Jihad against peaceful Nigerian Christians who need to be protected from these evil people who are masquerading under the guise of Herdsmen whereas in actual sense, it is a well planned and well thought out religious cleansing.
‘‘It is obvious that the President Muhammadu Buhari/APC led government is a great disaster that must be avoided in 2019. Nigerians should should reject this hydraheaded monster that is a timed bomb waiting to explode. If these heartless Herdsmen could be having a field day unchallenged even when Muhammadu Buhari is seeking for a second tenure, it will be a great a total disaster if he is re-elected.’’ He said.