IPOB and HURIWA condemn the army and the police for the murder of civilians in Orlu | The Guardian Nigeria News
No casualties as gunmen shell another police station in Anambra
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) yesterday criticized Defense Minister Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd) for his failure to rid Nigeria of terrorists, noting that the search for God’s intervention is a lame excuse for his failure to secure the lives and property of Nigerians.
HURIWA also condemned the recent military and police operations in the town of Orlu, Imo State, during which many innocent bystanders and property owners were killed and their properties burned under the pretext of attacking the members of the so-called Unknown Gunmen. in the state.
“The extrajudicial executions of innocent Nigerians and the burning of their property without following due process, according to the laws of Nigeria, is a crime against humanity, and those who commit these flagrant crimes will not be without any form of legal retribution and persecution, whether locally or before the International Criminal Court.
HURIWA has condemned the silence of the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria to the state sponsored terror carried out by the armed security services in Imo State, just as the rights group has challenged army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya to allow credible civilian rights groups to observe the conduct of his soldiers in the southeast to ensure compliance with the rules of Pledge, and for the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to let Civil Liberty Societies assess detention centers in Imo State, due to credible evidence of deployment of extrajudicial execution of suspects as an operational modality in southeastern Nigeria.
HURIWA, in a statement by its national coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, also noted that it was fraudulent for the Minister of Defense to continue earning a salary from taxpayers’ funds and enjoying all the benefits of the office while he claims to turn to God for a solution. The rights group said it made no sense that the minister responsible for national security in the country would simply not think of quality strategies to thwart growing trends of insecurity, but that he is read and seen in the media as saying that only God can save Nigeria from terrorists.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the ongoing senseless attacks and killings in Imo State by the Nigerian Army and Ebubeagu Security Group, formed and funded by Imo State politicians and their aides.
In a statement released to Awka yesterday, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful warned that IPOB could not afford to let them continue these atrocities against the people.
The group therefore appealed to the international community, Amnesty International and other human rights groups for help. It said, “We call on the international community, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch Organisation, Intersociety groups and other reputable human rights organizations across the world, to take notice and convince the Nigerian government and its agencies to safe to leave the territory of Biafra.
“The world should come to the aid of the Biafrans as they are currently facing difficulties at the hands of the Nigerian government. We need the help of the international community to save us by separating from Nigeria,” says the stamen.
In another development, gunmen yesterday attacked a police station in Anaku, Ayamelum Local Council of Anambra State. However, they were pushed back by the police on duty, causing the armed men to flee.
State Police Command Public Relations Officer Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen, after being successfully repelled, threw a locally made explosive into the compound, but no casualties were recorded. He said Anambra Police are more determined than ever to protect all their facilities from attacks and deal with attackers.
He said: “Anambra police officers are more steadfast and courageous, having successfully repelled an attack in the early hours of the day at Anaku Division Headquarters.