A group, the Nigerian Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), has stated that some Nigerian governors and government officials are behind the killings and security problems in the southeastern region. Efforts to undermine unrest among the indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the southeast. This was reported by SaharaReporters.
According to SaharaReporters, the human rights group made the remarks and urged the Nigerian army to respect human rights in the southeast region. HURIWA asked the Nigerian Army to investigate the killings in the southeast. because some Nigerian government officials may be responsible for the insecurity in the southeast.
In a statement from its national coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA said the Nigerian military should work with the setting that members of the IPOB may not be responsible for the killings in the HURIWA said, ” According to the report, the Nigerian army conducted several military exercises in the southeastern region.
” Nigeria has conducted to control excessive cases of attacks on strategic national security facilities, personnel and the murder of civilians by unknown armed men, the military high command must adhere to rules of engagement, respect for civilian human rights and the rule of law. ”
” The Nigerian army must not work under a conspiracy platoon for the indigenous peoples of Biafra to carry out the attacks and killings, but the army must be open- minded, look inward and investigate the possibility that these attacks might have been contrived. ”
Government officials and some governors in southeastern Nigeria who may wish to undermine the public acceptance and popularity of the agitation for self- determination promoted by the indigenous peoples of Biafra.
” In recent months, many Igbo youths have been killed, arrested, detained and tortured by the security forces on the pretext that all Igbo youth are members of the IPOB. ”
However, the group revealed that all of its members and its militia wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), must be protected. ” Members of IPOB or ESN are entitled to full legal protection and should therefore never be killed out of court by the Nigerian Armed Forces, which are an institution created by the norm of the soil, ” he said.