The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has known as on the Kaduna State authorities to cease spreading misinformation in regards to the launch of these kidnapped by bandits within the state.
HURIWA mentioned it was complete irresponsibly for any authorities to assert to have rescued abductees when households of such abductees really paid closely for the discharge of their family members.
The rights group, in an announcement by its Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko was reacting to the current revelation by one Murtala Yusuf a brother to one of many abductees from the Kaduna airport who instructed Rahma Tv and Radio 97.3fm Kaduna that his household paid N4 million ransom for the discharge of his sister, Badiatu Gambo and her daughter Bilkisu.
In keeping with Yusuf, when his sister and her daughter have been launched and have been on their method out of captivity, the Navy got here and picked them and others to the Authorities Home, the place the state authorities claimed that the abductees have been rescued by the safety forces.
Nonetheless, HURIWA charged the state authorities to “refund to households of victims of kidnapping all of the ransom funds made to the abductors earlier than they have been launched.”
A press release by Onwubiko mentioned the “Kaduna state authorities could also be intentionally misinforming the general public on the state of affairs within the state to realize public applause whereas the alternative will be the case if the allegations by the households of the victims of kidnapping on the funds they made to the daredevil kidnappers are something to go by.
“The deliberate misinformation of the general public on the claims and counterclaims in regards to the launch of victims of kidnap and terrorism within the state will negatively have an effect on the combat towards terrorism and banditry.
“Taking glory for victims’ freedom when ransoms have been really paid by their households reveals how insensitive the Nasir El-Rufai led administration will be alleged to be to the dehumanizing plight of residents ever as the federal government has failed to guard the residents which have continued to be subjected to bloodbath, abduction and destruction of their ancestral communities since 2015.”
HURIWA additionally known as on the Kaduna State authorities and the federal authorities to do all the pieces attainable to make sure the protected launch of the 39 college students of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanization who have been kidnapped by terrorists two weeks in the past and the three lecturers of Rema Major College kidnapped in Birnin Gwari final week.