From Emmanuel Ande, Yola

The National President of Youth Wing Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) Engr. Daniel Kadzai, has said that the action of President Muhammadu Buhari, not to visit Bassa local in Plateau state where over 40 Christians were mustered last Sunday by Fulani herdsmen has undoubtedly proved that he is not Nigeria president but leader of the Muslim faithful.

Kadzai in a press statement yesterday pointed that when 18 Muslims were killed in an reprisal attack in Taraba state, the presidency was relocated to Taraba state with military and police headquarters hunting for the attackers, but when over 40 Christians were killed in plateau state the president traveled out of the country three days after attack.

"When few Muslims were killed in Ibadan the president was there with the police swiftly making arrests, but when Fulani herdsmen killed Christians in Benue police did arrest anyone, in Enugu, Edo, the massacre in southern Kaduna state the police could not find even one of the attackers . It is now very clear to we Christians why IPOB can be name tag a terrorist group, but the Fulani herdsmen and Arewa Youth forum cannot be tag with any criminal identity," he stated.

Part of the statement read," A militant, ragtag of a joint Islamic fundamentalist Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram combatant-group launched an attack on unsuspected Christians and killed up to 15 of them on Saturday. On Sunday morning, the Nigerian Army arrived at the scene and carried out an exercise to disarm the villagers (mostly Christians). After this has been done, the Nigerian Army evacuated the villagers to a primary school in the area which they termed "safe". These Christians were further instructed by the detachment of the Nigerian Army at the scene to go into a classroom and were reportedly locked-up. "

"The disarmed Christians villagers were left deliberately in the classroom under lock. "

" Hours later (at night), a group of the joint militant Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram contingent arrives at the school only to see the Nigerian Army retreat and leave the locked-up Christians without any form of protection. The joint, militant Fulani and Boko Haram group proceeded swiftly to the classroom and took their time to massacre the helpless Christians they found there. Confirmed reports reaching us indicate that the army has now cordoned off the site of the attack and does not allow any entry into the area . "

"YOWICAN wishes to single-out the long-held suspicion of the Nigerian Army being an accomplice to last Sunday mayhem in plateau state as well as in other similar attacks. The reports that the Nigerian Army disarmed and brought these people to a location only to withdraw or retreat on the guise that the joint militant Fulani and Boko Haram contingent had superior weapons raises many questions on why military took those villagers to that primary school if they were not properly armed to confront the Fulani herdsmen . Why locking them up in a class room as if they prisoners of war?."

"We have also identified a pattern similar to the recent crisis and massacre in Borno state where the Nigerian Army again was suspected of abating the incident. YOWICAN stands firmly to say#Enough Is Enough#This suspicion is being made on the fact that it has been confirmed that the Nigerian Army has been  infiltrated by elements apologetic to hard-line Islamic fundamentalism. Not much has been done by the government of Nigeria and the Nigerian Army to fish-out and deal with these elements within the Army. We conclude that this group within the army indeed abates these attacks on Christians in Nigeria#Enough Is Enough#.

"To erase the suspicion of Nigerians that Buhari government is not supporting Fulani herdsmen in their operations an independent investigation panel comprising of people of proven integrity, NGOs and other groups should be set up to unravel those sponsoring the activities of the Fulani herdsmen."