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HURIWA warns army against alleged killing of civilians in Imo




The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA has urged the Chief of Military Workers Lieutenant Normal Ibrahim Attahiru to warning his males in opposition to indiscriminate use of firearms which has led to the loss of life of some civilians in Imo State.


In an announcement issued and made accessible to DAILY POST on Wednesday by its Nationwide Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the Nationwide Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, the Rights group mentioned the killings had been crimes in opposition to humanity and gross violations of the Constitutional rights of freedoms of the residents.

HURIWA additionally condemned the “conversion of the federal government Home gate in Owerri right into a killing discipline by armed troopers who’ve within the final 48 hours killed scores of harmless bystanders and a bus driver”.

The Rights group mentioned it can formally write to the Chief of Military Workers to demand redress for “these heinous and insupportable crimes of extra-legal executions of residents and to serve him a discover that he might be dragged earlier than the Worldwide Legal Court docket in The Hague Netherlands ought to he fail to get his operatives and officers to function by the legal guidelines of Nigeria and in keeping with the principles of engagement in all inner army operations and in compliance with the very best world practices”.

The group decried the alleged killing of 1 Miss Divine Nwaneri, a 24-year-old scholar of the Imo State College (IMSU) by the Nigerian military stressing that “not even in wartime ought to troopers be seen utilizing fellow human beings for video games as if they’re in a searching expedition.

The Rights Advocacy group mentioned even in wartime the army should respect the Vienna Declaration and keep away from all acts of extra-legal executions.

“If the Military respects the human rights of civilians there received’t be a necessity for the Military Spokesman to start out crying wolf that folks show indecent photographs of troopers killed in essentially the most grotesque method within the theatre of struggle as a result of the majority of the residents will probably be keen to talk and defend the integrity of the Military”, it added.

HURIWA warns military in opposition to alleged killing of civilians in Imo

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