A million- man freedom march has been sheduled to hold at the United Nations Headquaters in New York, in a bid to protest against the alleged genocide being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the South and Middle- Belt regions of Nigeria.
According to Prof. Banji Akintoye, the organizer of the million- man march and the Chairman of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self- Determination, all is set for the protest slated for 14th to 24th September, 2021.
Th protest which will expose to the world what is currently happening in President Muhammadu Buhari- led government could cause the federal government to react.
In a statement on Monday, the renowned historian, Prof. Banji, who described the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as a fraud against the people of South and Middle- Belt, insisted that the protest will be showing to the world ” the crimes against humanity; attacks on press freedom; free speech and other criminalities being aided by the Buhari led government of Nigeria” .
Prof. Banji Akintoye Said: ” The March will be used as an opportunity to expose to the world, how a tiny minority people have hijacked the assets of the South and Middle- Belt of Nigeria through the 1999 Constitution which he said was enacted without the consent of the people.
” The land belongs to the people through the grace of Almighty God. We the Indigenous people of the South and Middle- Belt totally reject the illegitimate and imposed 1999 Nigerian Constitution that hijacks our Self- Determination and Assets.
” We want an end to the ethno- religious killings in Nigeria. We want the Government of Nigeria to stop funding terrorism against us. What is happening today in Nigeria is a State- sponsored Terriorism.
” The herdsmen you see in the South and Middle- Belt today are different from the nomadic herdsmen we grew up to know. The current ones are imported members of ISIS, AL- QUAEDA, ISWAP and Boko Haram Terrorists being masqueraded as Bandits.
” By the grace of God, we shall be demanding from the world leaders to declare Miyyeti Allah as a terrorist Group. It is dangerous to safety and peace of the South and Middle- Belt people to call Miyyeti Allah a trade Union, it is a terrorist group being supported by the current Fulanised Government of Nigeria with a mission to overrun the indigenous people.
” We the Indigenous people now say enough is enough. Therefore, as the World Leaders are meeting for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, we want to use the opportunity to demand for a United Nations Supervised Referendums in our regions so that the indigenous people can decide on what they want for their nationhood.
” First, the fraudulent 1999 Constitution must go down. And this should happen before the 2023 General Elections. “