The Middle Belt Forum has expressed support for former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma and a former military Governor of old Rivers State, Gen. Zamani Lekwot (retd.),over their written submission to the United Kingdom Parliament on the killings in the Middle Belt region.
Danjuma and Lekwot were among notable members of the Nigerian Christian Elders’ Forum who petitioned the parliament over ongoing ‘pogrom’ in the Middle Belt region allegedly perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The MBF President, Dr Bitrus Pogu, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, accused the Muhammadu Buhari administration of orchestrating the bloodshed to dispossess the people of the Middle Belt region of their ancestral lands.
It said, “The forum wishes to align itself completely with the position of the NCEF over the ceaseless bloodshed that is deliberately founded on the orchestrated plans by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to annihilate and dispossess the peoples of the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria of their ancestral lands and hand over same to marauding Fulani herdsmen terrorists. “This plan to subjugate and conquer our people and Southern Nigeria will be vehemently resisted.”
The group said it had proofs to support NCEF’s assertions about the collusion between the killer herdsmen and the Federal Government in advancing the agenda to exterminate the Middle Belt peoples and southern Nigerian communities.