The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA has urged the Chief of Military Workers Lieutenant Common Ibrahim Attahiru to warning his males in opposition to indiscriminate use of firearms which has led to the demise of some civilians in Imo State.
In an announcement issued and made out there to DAILY POST on Wednesday by its Nationwide Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the Nationwide Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, the Rights group mentioned the killings had been crimes in opposition to humanity and gross violations of the Constitutional rights of freedoms of the residents.
HURIWA additionally condemned the “conversion of the federal government Home gate in Owerri right into a killing discipline by armed troopers who’ve within the final 48 hours killed scores of harmless bystanders and a bus driver”.
The Rights group mentioned it is going to formally write to the Chief of Military Workers to demand redress for “these heinous and insupportable crimes of extra-legal executions of residents and to serve him a discover that he may very well be dragged earlier than the Worldwide Prison Court docket in The Hague Netherlands ought to he fail to get his operatives and officers to function by the legal guidelines of Nigeria and in step with the principles of engagement in all inside navy operations and in compliance with the very best world practices”.
The group decried the alleged killing of 1 Miss Divine Nwaneri, a 24-year-old scholar of the Imo State College (IMSU) by the Nigerian military stressing that “not even in wartime ought to troopers be seen utilizing fellow human beings for video games as if they’re in a searching expedition.
The Rights Advocacy group mentioned even in wartime the navy must respect the Vienna Declaration and keep away from all acts of extra-legal executions.
“If the Military respects the human rights of civilians there gained’t be a necessity for the Military Spokesman to begin crying wolf that individuals show indecent images of troopers killed in probably the most grotesque method within the theatre of warfare as a result of the majority of the residents might be prepared to talk and defend the integrity of the Military”, it added.
HURIWA warns military in opposition to alleged killing of civilians in Imo