On Thursday, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, called President Mohammadu Buhari to approximately apprehend and put to book his Service Chiefs instead of protesters over the inundation of insecurity in the country.

The Group said Buhari should detain Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, the Comptroller Generals of both Customs and Immigration and the Minister of Defence.

HURIWA made the request while appealing to President Buhari to stop spike, molesting, apprehending and detaining agitators who are rightly showing their interest against the serious insecurity challenge and gap of national security in Northern Nigeria.

The statement issued by Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA’s National Coordinator, reads part: “If there is anybody to arrest and detain then the President should arrest the key figures who ought to ensure that there is national security and national stability, those directly in charge of national security such as the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of States Services Department; Comptroller Generals of Customs and Immigration and the ministers of defence; Police Affairs and Interior.”

But, HURIWA indicate that the Service Chiefs were over-tasked and were put in tight corner and should be forgiven.

“These military Service Chiefs have been extremely over- tasked and overstretched with the huge war on terror which they have waged relentlessly for a decade and they have in most cases been asked to also carry out the routine internal security and policing jobs which are not necessarily their primary line of duty in line with the laws,” HURIWA added.


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