A group of Niger Delta agitators has urged the Nigerian Army stop the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
They called on the military to deal decisively with the militia wrecking daily carnage in the country.
Buhari had blamed former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi for the herdsmen killings in the North.
The militants, under the auspices of 21st Century Youth of the Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience, reacted in statement issued yesterday by its leader, W O I Izon-Ebi.
The statement read, “We stridently appeal to the Chief of Army staff, Gen Tukur Brutai and other intelligence and military organizations in the country to do the needful by adhering to their core mandate of protecting lives, property and the territorial integrity of Nigeria.”
“The President and Commander- in- Chief of the Nigerian Armed forces Muhammadu Buhari, was emphatic recently that the people killing Nigerians and destroying properties on a daily basis are mercenaries trained and armed by late Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi.
“The Nigerian Army known and applauded worldwide for its professionalism is by this statement greatly indicted for gross ineptitude for not being able to protect the territorial integrity of the country, which happens to be its core mandate.
“The onus is now on the leadership and men of the Army to prove their non partisanship and neutrality in fighting this rampaging Islamic mercenaries masquerading as Fulani herdsmen killing and slaughtering innocent and hard working Nigerian farmers and citizens like chickens in their fatherland with impunity,” the agitators asserted.
They added: “The Nigerian army must stand up to justify the trust of Nigerians by putting a stop to this wanton carnage, devilish act and barbarism in the name of political interest because doomsday is fast approaching.”