Second Republic senator and former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Professor Iyorwuese Hagher, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of promoting genocide on account of his administration’s treatment of the murderous Fulani herdsmen with kid gloves.
He also advised the President against seeking a second term.
Professor Hagher’s position was made known in a open letter to the President. Dated 5 January, the letter opened with a blunt refusal to wish President Buhari a happy new year, with the former envoy saying doing otherwise will mark him out as a hypocrite.
Professor Hagher, an indigene of Benue State, where the latest episode of herdsmen’s brutality resulted in numerous deaths, said nobody in the state is happy in the new year.
“Our citizens did not have a happy new 2018. Genocide on citizens of Nigeria has escalated in earnest in Benue State. This genocide has turned their happiness to nightmare and death,” wrote Professor Hagher.