Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
HURIWA seeks IGP Arase’s trial over murder of unarmed pro-Biafra activists

By News Express on 07/12/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,069


In an attempt to exhaust internal judicial process before stepping out to the global crime court in The Hague Netherlands to wage unrelenting crusade for prosecution for crimes against humanity following his specific instructions for armed policemen to shoot at unarmed civilian protesters in Onitsha Anambra State, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has demanded officially for the prosecution of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase.

The Rights group said it holds the nation’s police chief, Mr Solomon Arase, responsible for the killings of unarmed pro-Biafra protesters in Onitsha Anambra State who were attacked twenty four hours after the Inspector General of Police asked his armed operatives to quell the peaceful protests by supporters of the politically detained Director of the Europe Based Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

HURIWA has also for the umpteenth time demanded the unconditional release from the underground cells of the Department for State Security Services of the Director of the Europe Based Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. 

HURIWA said it was deeply concerned that the Nigerian State has persistently violated and disrespected with ignominy several orders of the Court which granted bail to this prisoner of Conscience Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. 

HURIWA calls on all right thinking Nigerians to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to release forthwith this ‘Prisoner of Conscience Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.’

Conversely, the Rights group said it has almost exhausted internal mechanisms through the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to initiate investigative hearings over the reported killings by armed soldiers of unarmed civilians including a shoe cobbler by soldiers in Aba Abia State.

HURIWA disclosed that it was displeased with the bureaucratic bottlenecks that characterized a subsisting petition against the Army Chief Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai which was submitted on behalf of the Rights group by the Senator representing Abia North Mr. Enyinaya Abaribe and read on the floor of the Senate since three weeks now.

“We condemn the lacklustre approach to serious petitions against key military players in Nigeria by the Senate when the legislative chamber is empowered by the Nigerian law to employ legislative powers to restrain military and police chiefs from the gross abuse of office in the deployment of security operatives for internal security operations. We are shocked that the national assembly has done very little to ensure that global best practices and ‘Rules of Engagement’  are complied with by armed security forces involved in internal security operations. This shameful approach must change.  The legislature must clean up the human rights credentials of the Nigerian military by appropriately employing measures to name, Shame and recommend for judicial prosecution of indicted military and police chiefs who have continued to subject the public image of the Nigerian military and police to unmitigated opprobrium.”

In a statement jointly signed by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said it was gravely disturbed that Mr. Solomon Arase can abuse his privileged position by publicly ordering the vicious confrontation by his armed operatives against members of Indigenous People of Biafra and MASSOB who were peacefully demonstrating and demanding the immediate and unconditional release from the underground cells of the Department for State Security Services of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu amongst other democratically lawful demands such as self-rule permitted under international laws.

•Photo shows IGP Arase.

Source News Express

Posted 07/12/2015 05:12:46 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Gunmen abduct wife of traditional ruler, driver in...

Judges’ conference halts ICPC trial of illegal varsity...

El-Rufai donates land to Methodists, urges church not...

Lagos: Confronting the native-settler challenge, By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi...

How Ex-Governor Dariye shared N1.2 billion Ecological Fund:...

Ikot-Ekpene stands still as Akpabio declares for APC...

Barca draw Atletico Madrid in UEFA Champions League...

Court summons President Buhari, others over NDDC Board...

Edo sets up Committee to harmonise revenue collection...

Armed bandits kill over 250, displace 800,000 in...

Senator seeks life insurance for NYSC members

Intruder arrested at the White House

 

Latest News BREAKING: FG suspends floating of national carrier, Nigeria Air Political godfathers at war BOLA AJIBOLA: Before he bows out 2019: Ambode offered ‘big federal job’ to abandon governorship bid Woman sells baby to raise money for Christmas Delta community petitions Buhari over Army’s refusal to return occupied land Leadership tussle tears Enugu APC apart Disease outbreak looms as floods spread National Assembly passes another amended version of Electoral Act Amendment Bill Buhari, 87 other Presidents to address 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly Over 100,000 cases pending in Federal High Court, CJ reveals Ohanaeze seeks to promote Igbo language in Lagos

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (394,312 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (375,622 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,126 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (249,755 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,260 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,121 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,224 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (180,841 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (164,922 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (162,912 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,575 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,463 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,608) Business Verdict (51) Columnists (929) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (546) Features (651) Global Business Monitor (300) International (2,407) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (38,968) Opinion (1,105) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,626) Religion (866) Sports (1,693) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement