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Independence: HURIWA wants action on 60 MASSOB members

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the Federal Government to identify and punish Police officers responsible for the death of…

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the Federal Government to identify and punish Police officers responsible for the death of 60 members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Anambra State.

In a message to mark the country’s 54th Independence Anniversary yesterday, the national coordinator and media affairs director HURIWA Emmanuel Onwubiko and Zainab Yusuf decried the ”serial violations” of human rights by officers of the Nigeria Police.

They called on the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), the National Assembly, the Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to re-open the case of the extra-judicial killings and dumping of corpses of the “largely peaceful self-determination seeking members of MASSOB” in Ezu River, Anambra State in January, 2013.

HURIWA lauded the efforts of the Federal Government to improve transparency and human rights in the country with the signing of the Freedom of Information Act of 2011 and the upgrade of the financial status of the NHRC.

 

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