Release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky now, HURIWA tells Buhari


Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), a civil society organisation and pro-democracy body, has called for the immediate release of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who, it said, is being extra-judicially detained despite obtaining two local court orders from Federal High Courts of Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African Court of human rights.

HURIWA also called for the release of Shiites group leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.

The rights group, in a statement, also expressed consternation over the growing list of disappearances of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) who were allegedly whisked away to unknown detention dungeons by various segments of the armed security forces for months without trial.

Similarly, the group carpeted Federal government for pandering to the whims of armed Fulani herdsmen  through the proposed deployment of public resources to promote private businesses of cattle rearing by establishing cattle colonies in parts of Nigeria.

It also carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari, Inspector General of Police Mr. Ibrahim Kpodum Idris, Minister of Agriculture and Internal Affairs, Audu Ogbeh and Lt. Gen. Abdulrahaman Danbazau (retd.) for their stance on the colonies.

HURIWA said by the provisions of the Land use Act recognised by the constitution, only state governors and Houses of Assemblies have powers over land allocations in their states.

The group charged the Federal Government to stop dining and wining with suspected mass murderers and order the armed security forces to deal decisively with terrorists and bring the full weight of the law on the mass killers masquerading as Fulani herdsmen.

According  to the group, it was unconstitutional that instead of arresting, prosecuting and sending the convicted killers to firing squads for their horrendous crimes against humanity, government officials are debating on measures to reward the armed Fulani herdsmen with the juicy landed assets in the name of cattle colonies at public costs.


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