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Herdsmen killings: Help Nigeria, Buhari has failed – SERAP begs UN

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has appealed to the UN
Security Council to urgently hold a special
session on Nigeria and to visit the country to press the authorities to end endless killings and destruction of property by suspected herdsmen across Nigeria, particularly in the North Central of the country.

The organization also asked the Council: to
treat the atrocities by herdsmen as terrorist
acts, in line with the UN Security Council
resolution 234 (2017), which addresses Boko Haram’s presence in the Lake Chad Basin and calls on all states to combat all forms and manifestations of terrorism.

“Declaring attacks by herdsmen as terrorist
acts would help make up the authorities to
seriously address the threats posed by herdsmen and combat the crimes against
humanity being committed against Nigerians”, it said.

In the letter signed by SERAP Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale, the organization expressed serious concerns that the government of President Muhammadu.

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