Insecurity: HURIWA Challenges Garba Shehu To Embark On Road Trip Around Nigeria

Insecurity: HURIWA Challenges Garba Shehu To Embark On Road Trip Around Nigeria
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By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

Following a claim by the Spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu that his boss deserves credit for his efforts in tackling security issues in Nigeria, a Civil Rights Advocacy Group- Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria(HURIWA) has challenged him to embark on road trips from Abuja to Zamfara and Katsina and from Abuja to Lagos without security details.

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HURIWA stated that the trip should either happen or the Presidential aide should cover his face in shame for talking down on the hundreds of innocent citizens wasted on Nigerian roads especially in the North West by Fulani terrorists in the last six years.

Recall that Shehu made this claim on Friday, November 26, while presenting a paper at the tenth year anniversary of Federal University Dutsin Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina State, saying that the Buhari administration is the only government that has provided a workable solution to herder-farmer crisis.

The Rights group said the spokesman of President Buhari lacks decorum and respect for the memories of those hapless and innocent citizens whose lives were deliberately taken away by different armed non state actors including but not limited to the rampaging armed Fulani terrorists who have continued to escalate their terrorism and are unleashing unprecedented violence and bloodshed in parts of Plateau and Southern Kaduna State even as we write. 

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HURIWA said it defies logic and commonsense to think that one of the key spokesmen of President Buhari could be this insensitive and reckless to utter such words that insecurity has been brought to a manageable level when in actual fact the nearly 100 worshippers of Alheri Baptist Church in Kaduna kidnapped and ferried into the lawless Kaduna forests are still being held hostage and indeed the hostage takers and Fulani terrorists have just reportedly demanded over N88 million cash as ransom before these innocent citizens would be released. 
HURIWA reminded  Shehu  that only few days back, armed bandits who are indeed terrorists blocked the Abuja-Kaduna Road on  and kidnapped many travellers. 
Also, HURIWA recalled that terrorists waged unrelenting war against citizens  travelling around the North West just as recently the proprietor of Famak British International schools with branches in Kaduna and Abuja Alhaji Sagir Hamida was killed by Fulani terrorists along the Abuja/Kaduna Highway just as  Mr Atto who was a former Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State regained freedom in October after spending 32 days in the kidnapper’s den.

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HURIWA recalled that media reported that in this latest attack, at least one person was killed by the attackers where many were kidnapped. Others escaped abduction as many vehicles in which they were travelling were abandoned by the roadside after they were apparently ransacked by the attackers.

HURIWA therefore challenged Shehu to embark on televised road travels from Abuja to Zamfara and Katsina and from Abuja to Lagos with no security protection  so he could have the bragging right to ask Nigerians to heap praises on his master if he thinks security has improved.

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The Rights group said there is nothing like resolving the attacks massively launched against farmers by armed Fulani herdsmen because the Federal government has refused to charge any armed Fulani terrorists to court over the incessant bloodshed and premeditated attacks against farmers all over Nigeria with Benue, Southern Kaduna,  Plateau, Ebonyi States and Enugu state as flashpoints of armed Fulani terrorism. 

“How do you solve a crime without the suspects being brought to face the full weight of the law for their atrocities against farmers including the killings of many Catholic Priests in Benue State?”, HURIWA asked. 

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