The Nigeria Army’s morality has been called into doubt by the Mwaghavul Youth Movement in a statement over the alleged “unwarranted and unprovoked genocide” against the Mwaghavul Nation in Mangu.
The Mwaghavul Youth Movement‘s media secretary, Tubwot Joel Sunday, signed the statement, which expresses their extreme dissatisfaction and significant concern about what they believe to be errors in the Army’s report on the incident.
Although the Youth Movement recognises the longstanding respect for the armed forces, they contend that current events need them to confront the “injustice, unprofessionalism, and nepotistic approaches” they see to be inherent in the Army’s response to the crisis.
Contrary to how the Army has described the events, one incident included in the document is an encounter between a group of Fulani boys and Ebenezer Caleb, an Okada rider. The Mwaghavul Youth Movement claims that the Army has “successfully fabricated and fed Nigerians and the world with wrong information,” contradicting the order of events suggested by eyewitness evidence.
The statement challenges the Army’s narrative by providing a thorough description of the events leading up to the recent disturbance in Mangu, citing particular incidences. The Youth Movement rejects the idea that members of their community are aggressors and maintains that they only acted in self-defense.
The Mwaghavul Youth Movement recognises the efforts made by certain military personnel to uphold peace, notwithstanding criticism, but stresses the importance of justice and impartiality in their actions.
The statement concludes by urging a reassessment of the Army’s story and a dedication to justice and the truth in resolving the tensions in the area.
The statement from the Mwaghavul Youth Movement draws attention to the intricacies of the Mangu situation and poses significant queries regarding the Nigeria Army’s involvement and moral character in resolving security issues in the region.