The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has criticized the federal government’s silence over the discovery of over 50 decomposing bodies in a forest next to the Lokpanta cattle market in Abia State.
HURIWA in a statement by its national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, described the silence of the federal government as it abominable and incongruous with sound reasoning.
The Right group believed that failing to initiate forensic investigations into these mass killings is a spectacular failure of the President’s moral duty of care and legal obligations imposed on the government to maintain law and order while safeguarding citizens’ well-being and security.
The group went on to say that as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, such an abominable discovery demonstrates a failure of intelligence on the part of security forces under direct command and control.
Governor Alex Otti disclosed this information during his monthly media chat in Umuahia, where he vowed not to allow criminals any inch of state landmass.
HURIWA calls for investigation into activities at Lokpanta cattle market shops known as avenues for negotiation and collection of ransom from relations kidnapped victims.
The rights group expects that as a cosmopolitan person who travels often to Western societies, Nigerian President Tinubu is aware how Metropolitan police in London diligently handles investigations involving loss-of-lives incidents.
Applauding Governor Otti for adopting measures against coordinated criminality by alleged armed herders the group urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to direct heads of security agencies and top forensic investigators in joint partnership with Abia State’s justice ministry to investigate further.
HURIWA also wondered why there has been no briefing about what steps have been adopted since August 17th when terrorists killed scores of soldiers in Niger state.