HURIWA to Buhari: declare state of emergency in Kaduna
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Kaduna due to the rising cases of mass abductions and killings in the state.
Deploring the breakdown of security in Kaduna, the group alleged: “It seems like the political stakeholders in Kaduna are benefitting from the organised crimes going on there”.
HURIWA stated the attack on Greenfield University, the only operational private university in the state, nearly a month ago at a neighboring Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna.
The group blamed the collapse of intelligence gathering capacity of the Security Forces, especially the Police Force and the Civil Defence Corp for the frequency of these armed banditry and kidnappings.
A statement on Wednesday by National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said: “We are saddened that some students were abducted but nobody is ready to immediately say how many students were kidnapped.
“The attack (Tuesday) in Greenfield University along Kaduna-Abuja road around 20:15 hours is disheartening and shocking. This abysmal failure of governance is unprecedented and it is unbelievable that we are now like hostages to all kinds of armed criminals some of whom are backed by some government officials.”