The Mwaghavul Youth Movement has released a statement questioning the integrity of the Nigeria Army in light of what they term “unwarranted and unprovoked genocide” against the Mwaghavul Nation in Mangu.
Signed by Tubwot Joel Sunday, the Media Secretary for the Mwaghavul Youth Movement, the statement expresses deep concern and disappointment regarding what they perceive as inaccuracies in the Army’s report on the situation.
The Youth Movement acknowledges the historical respect for the military but asserts that recent events compel them to address the “injustice, unprofessionalism, and nepotistic approaches” they believe are present in the Army’s handling of the situation.
One incident highlighted in the statement involves an altercation between an Okada rider, Ebenezer Caleb, and a group of Fulani boys, contradicting the Army’s portrayal of the events. Eyewitness testimony suggests a different sequence of events, with the Mwaghavul Youth Movement alleging that the Army has “successfully fabricated and fed Nigerians and the world with wrong information.”
The statement provides a detailed account of the genesis of the recent unrest in Mangu, with specific incidents cited to challenge the Army’s narrative. The Youth Movement claims that they acted only in self-defense and condemns the portrayal of their community as aggressors.
Despite their criticism, the Mwaghavul Youth Movement acknowledges the efforts of some military personnel in maintaining peace but emphasizes the need for fairness and impartiality in their operations.
In conclusion, the statement calls for a reevaluation of the Army’s narrative and a commitment to truth and justice in addressing the tensions in the region.
The Mwaghavul Youth Movement’s statement highlights the complexities of the situation in Mangu and raises important questions about the role and integrity of the Nigeria Army in addressing security challenges in the area.