ASKiNGRADiO.com | News | London | January 22, 2018
Nigerians in the United Kingdom under the registered charity; Mzough U Tiv United Kingdom or MUTUK today took a peaceful protest march to the Nigeria High Commission London, before proceeding to 10 Downing Street.
Many other Nigerians in different parts of the UK and Europe who were either dressed in black or the Tiv traditional ‘anger’ fabric came out in their large numbers to support MUTUK in the protest tagged ‘Operation Stop Fulani Herdsmen Brutal Killings’.
ASKiNG RADiO Senior Reporter KiNG JAMES YiYE who monitored the protest said, initially, neither the Nigeria High Commissioner nor any member of staff came out to address the protesters.
But seeing that these Nigerians meant business and decided to shut down the entrance and exit, demanding that the Ambassador addressed them, the Head of Chancery, Dr Niyi Ojo came out to address the protesters on behalf of the High Commissioner.
MUTUK joined by other Nigerians made it clear that their message was for whoever was/is concerned to stop the brutal killings of their defenceless people by the Fulani Herdsmen back home in Nigeria.
They chanted warning messages such as ‘The world must hear about the ethnic cleansing. Act now! Or we will come back again’!
Initially, the Nigeria High Commission had called the Metropolitan Police on protesters but they were not deterred from carrying out their peaceful and lawful protest.
The demonstration later continued to 10 Downing Street where MUTUK Vice President, Dr. Shadrach Iornem delivered a petition on behalf of its Executive Members to the British Prime Minister.
Details of the petition were not made available to ASKiNG RADiO but we learnt the main aim would be a call on the British Prime Minister and the International Community to pull President Mohammadu Buhari’s ear to the senseless killings in Benue and other states in Nigeria by his Fulani kinsmen who issue threats and kill without any arrests.
Only recently, Buhari confessed during his party’s closed door meeting that he takes his time before responding to national issues, a statement many have seen as ‘careless’ coming from a President who swore by the county’s constitution to protect and defend lives.
Some Nigerians also took to Social Media to question why the President wasn’t slow in taking his son Yusuf to Germany after he was involved in power-bike crash. His wife, Aisha has retweeted videos of Senators criticizing Buhari’s government.
Buhari who was voted massively in 2015, seen then as Nigeria’s messiah has lost the confidence of more than 98% of people who voted him, and with political awareness growing daily in Nigeria, it is just be a matter of time before he will be disgraced at the polls should he contest again.