The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has referred to as for the arrest and prosecution of controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for allegedly aiding and abetting terrorism in Nigeria.
HURIWA made the comment whereas warning the federal authorities in opposition to open, biased and selective justice manifested within the persistent refusal and failure of Buhari and his federal authorities to arrest and prosecute Gumi for aiding and abetting terrorism in Nigeria.
The rights group mentioned Buhari has not finished a lot to make sure that the phobia gangsters that kidnapped faculty kids in Zamfara, Katsina and Niger States are arrested.
HURIWA mentioned the measures in opposition to terrorists within the North West as introduced by the Nationwide Safety Adviser Main Normal Monguno (rtd) on behalf of Buhari is “beauty and misleading and would do no hurt to the armed terrorists who’re tolerated by the federal authorities to roam about within the forests armed to their enamel.”
In an announcement by its Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and Nationwide Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA additionally referred to as for the declaration of the armed abductors of faculty kids in Katsina, Zamfara and Niger States as terror teams.
The advocacy group additionally referred to as for the arrest and prosecution of serial kidnappings of faculty kids and “punish them if we ever hope to have closure to the incessant invasions of faculties by terrorists.”
In accordance with HURIWA: “Right here is why Gumi should be arrested and prosecuted: In accordance with terrorism (prevention) ACT, 2011 Part 4(1) An individual who knowingly, in any method, solicits or renders assist for. – (a) an act of terrorism; or a proscribed organisation or an internationally suspected terrorist group. An offence below this Act and shall on conviction be liable to imprisonment for a most time period of 20 years. With out prejudice to subsection (2) of this part, the place loss of life outcomes from any terrorist act, the penalty shall be the loss of life sentence: For the needs of subsection (I) of this part, “assist” consists of. (a) Incitement to commit a terrorist act; (b) Provide of fabric help, weapons, together with organic, chemical or nuclear weapons, explosives, coaching. Transportation, false documentation or identification; (c) Provide or provision of ethical help, together with invitation to stick to a proscribed group; and (d) The availability of, or making obtainable, such monetary or different associated companies as could also be prescribed on this act.”
HURIWA additionally lamented that the Senator Ahmed Lawan-led Nationwide Meeting has gone into full comatose therefore it has refused to analyze the persistent confessions by the armed terrorists within the North West that their members had been equipped with weapons by authorities simply because the newspapers reported that one of many leaders of the armed terrorists personally accused President Muhammadu Buhari of abandoning them quickly after he received election and requested him to personally meet with them for a truce discuss.
The Rights group mentioned the present management of the Nationwide Meeting will remorse their acts of cowardice and compromise quickly as a result of the residents will prior to later demand the dissolution of the 2 chambers nationwide Meeting which is pricey however largely made up of ‘home boys’ of the president.
HURIWA mentioned: ” There have been many earthshaking revelations made by the leaders of the completely different armed Fulani invading terror networks within the North West which in abstract accuses the Federal authorities of arming the terrorists earlier than the 2019 polls after which abandoning them quickly after the election was over.
“Why is the Nationwide Meeting enjoying deaf and dumb to those gorgeous revelations? The failure of the Nationwide Meeting headed by surrogates and bootlickers of President Muhammadu Buhari to probe these accusations made by terrorists in opposition to the President Muhammadu Buhari, is in opposition to the spirit and letter of Part 4 of the Constitutional provisions contained within the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999(as amended) as acknowledged within the following subsections.”