From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Makurdi chapter Benue State has said it will institute a court case against the Federal Government for her failure to protect the lives of Nigerians.
State Chairman of the Association Barr. Justin Gbajir who disclosed this yesterday in the wake of the brutal murder of Barr. Moses Udam and his pregnant wife, maintained that Nigerian Government have failed woefully in protection of lives and property as enshrined in section 24 sub (2) of the Nigeria Constitution.
The lawyers want the Federal Government to declare State of Emergency on security of the country and sack all the Service Chiefs.
They also, called on the FG to declare Fulani herdsmen as a terrorist group while also establishing a victim Support Commission with Victim Support Funds as well as set up a North Central Development Commission.
“NBA will on Monday 21st December, 2020 boycott Court activities. We urge the FG to always obey the rule of law and the extant laws, anything short of this is unacceptable “,Gbajir said.
Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom reiterated his call on federal government to grant licence to. Nigerians to own guns and protect themselves from invaders.
He reeled out recent killings in the State including the killing of an Agro-Ranger who was allegedly murdered by herdsmen in a forest and his decomposing body discovered 10 days later.
“In Adaka community Makurdi local government Area, herdsmen went after an Agro-Ranger and when they could not find him, they killed his wife and another one had his father killed. How long shall we continued to be killed and the Federal government will remain silent.
“FG should stop pretending. How can you proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB who have not killed people,as a terrorist group and fail to proscribe Fulani herdsmen who kill. FG can end the insecurity if it wants to but they are not prepared to do so. We want definite action from FG. This government is a complete failure on security and economy and I have facts to justify my claim.
“A day of reckoning is coming for those who have refused to take action. Citizens should also, learn to defend themselves”, he said.