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Threats On The Life Of Odoh Chike Nnamdi A Human Right Activist by brezzyfresh(m): 10:31pm On Oct 03, 2018
Reactions have continued to trail the reported threats on the life a human rights activist, Nnamdi Chike Odoh. The latest reaction is coming from a civil rights group, Citizens Center for the Protection of Human Rights. The group in a statement signed by Lekia Barisua, the groups, Head, Campaigns and Advocacy, condemned the threats on the life of Nnamdi Chike Odoh, as barbaric and an infringement on his right to expression.
The condemnation is coming on the heels of a similar reaction from the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, which had earlier condemned the threats to the life of the public interest advocate and activist, by suspected killer herdsmen, over his avowed opposition to open cattle grazing and establishment of grazing reserves in the south south and south eastern states of Nigeria.

Available reports indicate that Mr. Odoh Chike Nnamdi has been in the forefront of campaigns against the activities of killer herdsmen, who has since the dawn of the Buhari presidency, established a genocidal reign of terror on hapless farmers and unarmed inhabitants of the both north central and south eastern regions of Nigeria in a move that has being widely interpreted as ethnic cleansing and forcible land grab.
On the attempt by the Federal Government to forcibly acquire land in the southern and middle belt states as grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen, despite opposition from farming communities, Odoh Chike Nnamdi , rallied farming communities to protest against the proposed grazing reserves , which has been temporarily shelved, due to the public out cry.

The human rights groups believe that the threats to the life of Odoh Chike Nnamdi , may not be unconnected to his activities, as the killer herdsmen have been known to specifically target outspoken and critical voices against their activities.
The groups revealed that Odoh Chike Nnamdi, has been receiving threats from groups suspected to be fronts for Islamic Fulani groups threatening to eliminate him and his entire family, if he continues his strong advocacy against open grazing of cattle and establishment of grazing reserves in the southern states.

Since the threats became persistent, Odoh Chike Nnamdi, now fears for the safety of his life and that of his family, as the killer herdsmen have been known to have mercilessly hunted down perceived opponents in the past, often wiping our entire communities as was experienced in Ukpabi Nimbo, in Enugu State, Agatu in Benue state and Barking Ladi, in Platue state.

It is estimated that the killer herdsmen who have been ranked as the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world has killed over 8,000 Nigerians since 2015.

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