HURIWA calls National assembly house of infamy
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the incessant kidnapping of school children by bandits and the failure of the government to come up with any solution.
The association stated that “President Buhari has breached the constitutional elementary duty of protecting citizens. This willful abdication of his legally binding duty of care as the Commander-in-Chief means that the government has run out of any sort of legitimacy to remain in power.
According to Daily Post, HURIWA in a statement signed by its National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, and made available to media platforms in Abuja said that there was no other country in the world where terrorists invade schools at will, armed with sophisticated military-grade weapons to kidnap pupils and students.
The group said that the Buhari government allows the terrorists to kidnap and keep the citizens for as long as they (the criminals) wanted noting that even war-ravaged countries such as Afghanistan and Syria even protect their students adequately with no single record of terrorists attacks on schools in those war-torn nations.
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On the abduction of Tagina school kids, the human right group slammed President Buhari’s government for abandoning the sick Tagina kids abducted by terrorists in Niger State.
They accused the government of complicity, for the mere fact that Buhari had refused to clearly list the armed Fulani kidnappers and militia members as terrorists and his government’s failure to do anything towards freeing the kids.
HURIWA recalled with considerable sadness that terrorists rebaptised by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as only armed bandits who abducted children of the Tanko Salihu Islamiyya school, Tegina in Niger State, have reduced the demanded ransom for their release to N150 million.
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HURIWA recalled that the children were abducted on May 30, 2021, and have been in captivity for 16 days as of Tuesday, 15th June.
HURIWA recalled that the Niger State Government has insisted it would not pay any ransom for the release of the children.
Furthermore, HURIWA lampooned the Niger State Governor for attending a social event where he partied before jetting out overseas on a frolicking mission on the same day that these school kids were abducted viciously by terrorists and had remained in captivity for nearly a month.
HURIWA also accused the government of similarly abandoned the kidnapped Greenfield University students in Kaduna and the Federal forestry school in Kaduna for months not until their parents sold all their assets and borrowed from all over to pay these terrorists hundreds of millions of Naira in ransom before the captives were released.
The group also called on the United Nations and global leaders to intervene and rescue the kids captured by terrorists who are pampered by the current leadership in Nigeria.
HURIWA said “It is clear that President Buhari has breached the constitutional elementary duty of protecting citizens. This willful abdication of his legally binding duty of care as the Commander-in-Chief means that the government has run out of any sort of legitimacy to remain in power.
It also slammed the National assembly for not living up to its duties stating that “The National Assembly that ought to use threats of impeachment to compel effective protection of citizens’ lives, is a house of infamy whereby the leaders are stooges and slaves of the executive arm of government in violation of the principles of checks and balances exemplified in sections 4, 5 and 6,”