Security Of South East Is Being Sabotaged Increasingly – Says HURIWA

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“The imperative need has come for the World Igbo Council to commission reputable independent body of forensic and security investigators to uncover saboteurs embedded in the nation’s security institutions sabotaging the stability and security of South East of Nigeria. Ndigbo in Diaspora need to synergize with Igbo at home so a concerted effort is made to unravel the individuals creating the state of fear and the climate of war in Igboland. Also, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria must be told in clear terms that his failure to explore political solution leading to the release from detention of the detained leader of the now proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is an inevitable invitation to continuous anarchy and violence in Igbo land”.

Prominent Civil Rights Advocacy Group:- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) which made the call said the existence of a lot of ungoverned spaces in the Igbo region coupled with the failure of security agencies to stop the violent enforcement of the illegal stay at home order every Monday, is a signal that members of the deep state in the central government may be behind the plot to create instability and insecurity in the South East to precipitate warfare. HURIWA condemned the attacks today of Enugu residents by unknown hoodlums just as the Rights group wondered how Orlu and Mbaise in Imo State have become increasingly UNGOVERNED SPACES whereby brute force is applied by armed no state actors to force people to stay at home on Monday even when officially, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra has denied ever dishing out such an order.

Conversely, HURIWA said these members of the deep state are responsible for the sudden shift by President Muhammadu Buhari regarding his well-publicized meeting with selected Igbo elites during which time he promised to listen to their pleas for the release of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

In a media statement, the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko said the leadership of the World Igbo Council alongside the credible members of the political elites of South East origin need to make use of the newly promulgated Nigeria Police Act of 2020 to hire top rated private forensic investigators to get to the roots of the growing instability and insecurity in the South East of Nigeria.

Besides, HURIWA has asked the senator representing Orlu Senatorial Zone Mr. Rochas Okorocha to submit a memo to the office of the National Security Adviser and to the National Assembly’s Committee on Public petition, his findings about who is funding the insecurity in the South East of Nigeria.

“We are appealing to both Governor Hope Uzodinma and Senator Rochas Okorocha to stop causing unnecessary panic and tension through unguarded media interviews, but to table their positions to the appropriate investigative offices in Nigeria so the real cause and persons sponsoring insecurity and instability of Igbo land are fished out, prosecuted and punished in accordance with the principle of Rule of law.”

HURIWA said it was impossible for mere and UNATTACHED armed hoodlums to successfully enforce the illegal order of stay at home on Mondays in any part of the SouthEast region if the Security Services are not behind the organized chaos and anarchy in the South East. The Rights group has therefore challenged the duo of Okorocha and Uzodinma to end their media war and opt for organised mechanisms of ascertaining the characters sponsoring terrorists to unleash violence on Igbo people.

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