The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA has faulted the Division of State Companies (DSS) on its current alarm claiming that the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, bought and moved bombs to the South East.
Recall that DSS had in a letter dated April 26, 2021 and despatched to the brigade commander of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, Imo capital, alleged that the members of the IPOB had been shifting bombs and different explosives to Imo, stating that the transfer was to additional destabilise the state.
Reacting, in a press release on Thursday, the rights group questioned the DSS for not elevating alarm on the actions of the Boko Haram insurgents, herdsmen and bandits.
The assertion reads: “The alarm about some bombs and units being allegedly imported into South East by IPOB as alleged by DSS and the mode of Communication and the deliberate leaking of such official communication to the media to demonise the South East and paint it like a area that’s breeding rise up, is unprofessional and should have being staged in order to painting the South East of Nigeria as a insurgent enclave and to construct up a story to exonerate armed Fulani herdsmen accused of masterminding many blood cuddling assaults.
“Why has this similar DSS not raised a single alarm on how boko haram terrorists invaded part of Niger State and are on the verge of invading Abuja however solely the patriotic governor of Niger State was brave sufficient to boost the alarm? Why has the DSS not raised alarm concerning how the Fulani Militia which have destroyed many cities and villages in Katsina, Zamfara, and Southern Kaduna purchase and import their weapons which they displayed on the numerous events that Sheikh Ahmed Gumi of Kaduna typically go to them?
“Why has the DSS not raised alarm earlier than the numerous invasions of communities in Benue State by armed Fulani killers who’ve slaughtered Tiv farmers and even went so far as killing over 70 of those IDPs of their internally displaced camps? Why has the DSS not uncovered those that practically killed Benue governor and even when the media quoted a Fulani group as claiming duty, this similar DSS has for a month stored silent?
“However now as a substitute of stopping the so-called importation of bombs with out conceding that there are components of believability and actuality, the DSS and the Nigerian Military are elevating alarm simply to attempt to destroy the sanity, stability and peace of the South-East.”
Biafra: HURIWA faults DSS’s alarm on alleged procurement of bombs by IPOB