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It’s only a matter of time before you are disgraced from power–HURIWA



It’s only a matter of time, HURIWA believes before the South East governors complacency towards dealing with insecurity in the region will ultimately be their undoing.

The rights group known as Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) for short has sent a strong message to politicians in the South-East.

Their warning goes that if they continued being nonchalant in dealing with the attacks in the region by the alleged Fulani terrorists, it won’t be long before they will be destroyed and disgraced out of office.

The group, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, condemned the resurgence of kidnappings and violent attacks on Igbo communities said to be by armed Fulani terrorists.

The group noted that those attacks were mainly carried out in Enugu and Abia States.

The group charged that political leaders, traditional rulers, civil rights and diaspora Igbos should do well to work as a collective to take actions towards compelling the Buhari government to stop the terrorists from destabilizing the Igbo dominated region.

HURIWA said the immediate step is for the Igbos to take legal steps to put an end to the coordinated attacks on the Eastern Security Network, ESN, and other voluntary armed vigilantes set up by the Igbo youths to stave-off external incursions by armed Fulani terrorists in the South-East region.

HURIWA declared that the current governors and political leaders in the region’s setup were no longer reliable or dependable.

They condemn its leadership to have betrayed its civilian population.

The group slammed security agencies for going after Igbo youths who, due to the failure of the Governors, had decided on their own to float the ESN to help combat terrorism in the region.

The group alleged that kidnappers and other armed militias have been allowed to operate freely in the region, while security forces only went after the ESN, thereby leaving the Igbo States in harm’s way.

HURIWA wrote that it is

“serving a 76-hour ultimatum on the South East Governors to stop the incessant killings of their citizens or else the civil society communities will mobilize Igbo people to begin indefinite civil disobedience which may snowball into a mini-revolution, which may sweep-off the current political office holders who are keeping quiet as armed Fulani terrorists are unleashing torrents of violence and bloodletting.

“It is just a matter of time and these political saboteurs who are doing nothing whilst foreign intruders with their Miyetti Allah sponsors are destroying the South East, they themselves will be destroyed and disgraced out of power. Power without responsibility is useless”.

As the group has declared, it’s only a matter of time before they are disgraced from power.