Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), on Saturday, chided the Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, for failing to tackle the massive attacks; rapes, killings and kidnappings in the state even after he took over as the governor.
HURIWA also charged Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma to dump the idea of engaging in academic arguments with political opposition over the extremely excruciating state of insecurity in Imo State and find a practical solution to the myriads of violent attacks just as the rights group urged Governor Uzodinma to request for military posts to be erected in the axis of terrorism around Akokwa Ama-Edward and Arondizuogu whereby several attacks have happened these past few days.
HURIWA is hereby appealing to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya to instruct the General Officer Commanding 82 division to set up military posts in Akokwa Ama-Edward and Arondizuogu to stop the frequent violent attacks which have been left to become a daily routine. The rights group said locating military and Mobile Police posts in Akokwa Ama-Edward and Arondizuogu will help to check these daredevil attacks that have led to destruction of property and mass killings.
HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement said it is very unfortunate that Soludo has not achieved any of his campaign promises on security about seven months in office despite boasting that he would accomplished them within 100 days in power.
The group said more reprehensible is the fact that Soludo has been playing politics on national television instead of settling down to work alongside security agencies to bring peace and stability to the state.
HURIWA, therefore, asked Soludo to buckle up and stem these tides of insecurity or step down to let a more competent governor to emerge.
The group’s statement is coming hours after no fewer than 17 students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State sustained varying degrees of injury.
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