Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has stated that the issue of security in Nigeria is now being politicized.
Speaking on Channels television on Friday, Falana said security in the country was politicized following the failure of the Federal Government to take actions when some Northern Governors repatriated Almajiris back to their home states.
The human rights lawyer stated that it will be difficult and inequitable to arrest the popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho for asking Fulani herdsmen to vacate Igangan in Oyo State.
While pointing out that no one has the right to issue quit notice to any Nigerian, Femi Falana recalled that the government at the centre did not deem it necessary to arrest a Northerner who once asked Igbos living in the North to quit, saying, “it is going to be difficult and inequitable to go for Sunday Igboho.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari has just said he’s not going to politicize the issue of security. But the security situation in this country is already politicized. We do not have the same standard. That’s why we run into problems. When governors, recently in some states in the North, forcefully removed Almajiris and deported them back to their States of Origin, nobody protested on their behalf.
“If you do not protect the interest of Almajiris, why will you protect the interest of herders in any part of the country? This is why we have to maintain the same standard at all times and operate under the rule of law,” Falana said.