“We mourn the more than one million children, women and men who perished in 100 days of horror 29 years ago,” Guterres said Friday in his message to mark the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, which falls on April 7 every year.
The report, titled: “Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter: Genocide in Nigeria and the Implications for the International Community,” revealed how the Boko Haram Terrorist group killed more 40,000 Nigerians.
Ngoma District President of Rwanda’s umbrella organisation of genocide survivors associations, IBUKA, Jean-Pierre Musafiri said this on Tuesday in Kigali.
I got it from the title of a poem I wrote, called: “I Will Be Silent.” This was a poem I wrote concerning the genocide which happened in Darfur, Sudan, many years ago. I wrote it in response to the then international media blackout that occurred during that period and how men and young male children were systematically slaughtered by government supported Janjaweed militia.
The dissatisfied community sent a long petition to both Lawan and the National Assembly.
A hashtag to protest the development in the area: #SouthernKadunaGenocide, has since gone viral.
Judging by the spate of insecurity currently pervading the country, Nigeria can be rightly said to have drifted inexorably into a complete failed state. All over the country, especially in the North, from my home state of Adamawa in the North-east, to Benue in the North Central and to Zamfara in the North West,
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says that many world leaders are committed towards ensuring that there will never be a repeat of the type of genocide that happened in Rwanda.
Rwandans gathered on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago.
It is disheartening that my friend Femi is scared to visit Kaduna and it seems we can’t guarantee Ali’s safety in Enugu; some sons of anarchy are making life uneasy for travellers on the highway while entire families are being wiped out up North, and yes!…there is the new trend: clashes between herders and host communities; all these happening for reasons best known to only the perpetrators of this evil.
Presiding Judge, Alphons Orie, read out a summary of the judgment.