A civil society group, Nigeria Voters Watch and Diplomacy (NVW), has accused the Deputy Secretary of the United Nations, Ambassador Amina Mohammed, of presenting false narratives on what they believed were acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing happening in Plateau, Southern Kaduna and Benue.
NVWD also alleged that Mohammed was not alone in the attempt at burying the real narrative of what has been happening in these places.
The group in a statement issued by its chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Isaac Osagie,lamented that the Nigeria state has failed to effectively tackle criminal genocide against the peoples of Benue , Plateau and Southern Kaduna demanding Independent Investigation by the United Nations into issues of genocide in the areas
“We have watched with consternation the half-truths and unfounded narratives being churned out by the United Nations and some global platforms, the group said in a statement released to journalists yesterday.
“These false narratives are being promoted by the Deputy Secretary of the United Nations, Ambassador Amina Mohammed, and her acolytes.
“She has consistently suppressed stories, reports and countless complaints brought by the civil society groups and other stakeholders and has consistently dismissed genocide as farmer- herder’s crisis.
“In her naïveté, she believes that the indigenous peoples of these areas are merely hostile to climate change and are intolerant of the Fulani herdsmen. This is far from the truth and thus, a deliberate obfuscation of the issues on ground.
“We respectfully call on the United Nations and, most especially, the General Secretary to conduct an independent investigation into the situation in Benue, Plateau, and Southern Kaduna,” the group said in the statement.
The group added that the Federal Government of Nigeria has allowed the security apparatus of state to be politicized and skewed towards sectional interest.
According to the statement, the Nigeria state has failed to act decisively and proactively. It has allowed the cohesive apparatus of state to be politicized and skewed towards sectional interest that promotes ethnic and religious hegemony, bigotry, and unbridled supremacy.