Sunday, January 31, 2016

USA Africa Dialogue Series - The urgent matter of refugees and internally placed people in Nigeria

Dear All,

Given the religious premises of reverence for life and the constitutional and legal ideals about the equality of all citizens of the country, the following cannot be overemphasised:

The details given in Dr. Tilde's latest discourse  "Sansanonin Ƴan Gudun Hijira Sun Zamo Fursuna" translated from the Hausa:  Refugee camps have become Captive  brings to the forefront the very urgent problem of millions of internally displaced persons in Nigeria a result of years of Boko Haram mayhem, not least of all today's murder of some 86 as yet unnamed Nigerians and the burning down of their village Dalori in the precincts of Borno's capital Maiduguri

News: Refugees and internally placed people in Nigeria

Merely a month after the Nigerian Government's Declaration that Boko Haram was on the run, Boko Haram's war on fellow citizens continues with impunity,  this time striking just outside the heart of Maiduguri, even as they continue with  their terrorism  in the countries immediately neighbouring Nigeria in to the North East with a recent horrific strike in Cameroon.  This Sunni terrorist insurgency - as described in this Al-Jazeera programme - wanting to erect their caliphate on the carcasses of many innocent fellow human beings - is a regional problem and has been that for a few years now.

For a moment I dared to hope that President Buhari would be elected AU chairman for 2016 – but that was not to be, perhaps because he already has so much on his plate needing his absolute attention.  Anyway, hopefully, the election of Chad's president Idriss Itno Déby as chairperson of the African Union will put more pressure on curbing Boko Terrorism operations in Nigeria, Cameroon , Niger and Chad.

These are very urgent matters awaiting stronger humanitarian measures from the Buhari Government.

All of the above sincerely meant.


We Sweden


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