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Human Rights group give Security forces 48-hr window to rescue kidnapped Catholic priests in Katsina



The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, famously known as HURIWA, aren’t joking around, as they have placed a 48 hour window to security operatives in Katsina to rescue Catholic priests held hostage in the Northern State.

2 Reverends and many others were revealed to have been kidnapped from a Catholic Church in Katsina that is under the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto by terrorists recently.

The group pleaded on behalf of the priests’ freedom unconditionally noting their contributions to the State and the masses’ welfare in general.

HURIWA didn’t leave out criticisms on the government, condemning how security agencies have become totally overwhelmed by their crises and suddenly no longer had what it took to carry out their jobs.

The group also wondered why the President Buhari administration will be intent on keeping around ineffective service chiefs who can’t seek solutions to the overwhelming insecurity challenges.

The rights association revealed that the Priests all come from the impoverished Sokoto Diocese, who are the people’s only hope at daily survival as the church was responsible for catering for a large number of the poor.

HURIWA urged on the Federal Government and the Katsina State Government to take immediate actions to ensure the frequent attacks and invasions of Catholic Churches in Katsina State are stopped.

The rights group has also called on a investigations to carried out to determine if the Jihad on Christianity has begun.

The rights group stance was part of a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko on Wednesday.