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Tom Marino Tells US To Stop Selling Weapons To Buhari Dictator (PHOTO) by NaijaGoBetaWhen: 2:16pm On Sep 04, 2016
Tom Marino has written to John Kerry that the US should stop selling weapons to Nigeria – He President Buhari of behaving as an autocrat who has failed to run an inclusive government – The congressman said the Buhari administration must hold soldiers and police accountable Tom Marino who is a member of the US congress has written a letter to the secretary of state, John Kerry asking the US to stop providing security assistance to Nigeria. This Day reports that Marino accused President Muhammadu Buhari of autocratic tendency and therefore doesn’t deserve the help of the US until he displays a “commitment to inclusive government and the most basic tenets of democracy: freedom to assemble and freedom of speech”.

In the letter dated Thursday, September 1, the congressman said there were some signs that showed that “the man who once led Nigeria as a military dictator might be sliding towards former autocratic tendencies”. Marino also touched on the anti-corruption war championed by President Buhari and described it as selective. “Of additional concern is President Buhari’s selective anti-corruption drive, which has focused almost exclusively on members of the opposition party, over-looking corruption amongst some of Buhari’s closest advisors. Politicizing his anti-corruption efforts has only reinforced hostility among southerners”.

He wrote: “Dear Secretary Kerry, I am encouraged by the personal interest you have taken in aiding Nigeria and its administration as it takes on endemic corruption, multiple insurgent movements, and a faltering economy. However, I believe there are a number of warning signs emerging in the Buhari administration that signal “the man who once led Nigeria as a military dictator might be sliding towards former autocratic tendencies.” “I would urge the U.S. to withhold its security assistance to the nation until President Buhari demonstrates a commitment to inclusive government and the most basic tenets of democracy: freedom to assemble and freedom of speech. A logical start towards this commitment is for the Nigerian government to hold accountable those members of the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigerian Military complicit in extra-judicial killings and war crimes”. “Human rights groups like Amnesty International have widely documented torture, inhumane treatment, and extra-judicial killings of defenseless Nigerians since President Buhari took office.” “In the last six months, Nigeria’s military has unlawfully killed at least 350 people and allowed more than 168 people, including babies and children, to die in military detention.”

“The Secretary to the Government of Kaduna State even admitted to burying 347 of those killed in a mass grave. And while President Buhari promised swift condemnation, his words rang empty. Instead of swift reforms, Buhari chose to reinstate Major General Ahmadu Mohammed, who Amnesty International revealed was in charge of the Nigerian military unit that executed more than 640 unarmed, former detainees. “Also, in separate incidents concerning the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Nigerian Army has killed at least 36 – the real number is likely higher – people since December 2015 in an attempt to silence opposition and quell attempts by the group to gather publicly.”


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Re: Tom Marino Tells US To Stop Selling Weapons To Buhari Dictator (PHOTO) by AroOkigbo(m): 2:16pm On Sep 04, 2016
Ok, a number of zomb's will soon flood here and call Tom Marino an iPOB tongue




In other words, America will know grin
Re: Tom Marino Tells US To Stop Selling Weapons To Buhari Dictator (PHOTO) by Brymo: 2:33pm On Sep 04, 2016
Inclusive Government, this line is deep
Re: Tom Marino Tells US To Stop Selling Weapons To Buhari Dictator (PHOTO) by junnyjake(m): 2:54pm On Sep 04, 2016
Saying he's failing to run an inclusive govt.
Those out there are observing. I won't be surprised if he's called names because of his stance.
Re: Tom Marino Tells US To Stop Selling Weapons To Buhari Dictator (PHOTO) by GMBuhari: 3:02pm On Sep 04, 2016
Tom Marino of Pennyslavia


Whaduyuno ??

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