Calling the recent attack of a police facility in Anambra Stat and the killing of two operatives as despicable and outrageous, the National Assembly is tasked to unbundle or disband the Nigerian Police Force as it is so as to create a more proactive national and State policing institutions.
“The fundamental duty of the Police as clearly spelt out in section 4 of the Police Act of 2020 imposed an obligation on the Police to protect the rights and freedoms of every Nigerian in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the African charter on Human and peoples Rights, and other applicable laws”.
The Rights group: – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) affirms that the ease with which attackers have had free reign in their satanic agenda to destroy security Institutions in the South East of Nigeria is a manifestation of systemic collapse of the Nigerian Police Force. HURIWA argued that unless as we suspect that there are unseen hands from Abuja behind the destabilisation agenda against the South East of Nigeria, otherwise the fact that the Nigerian Police Force can’t figure out with scientific precision who are the people carrying out these attacks but the police is itself playing politics with law enforcement, then the essence of having a national policing institution as the most primary enforcers of the law in Nigeria is defeated.
HURIWA whilst condemning these cocktails of the violent attacks targeting security facilities and operatives, has tasked the Inspector General of Police to either catch up those attackers or be dismissed. “It is only in a failed state will the President keep back police officers who are clearly bereft of any form of intelligence gathering capacity”.
In a statement, the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf said it was disheartening that the hierarchy of the Police has found it difficult to extensively deploy intelligence to clinically arrest the exact culprits who are going all over South East, bombing police and security facilities and killing operatives. HURIWA said it is even more disheartening that Governor Hope Uzodinma is going about playing politics and making unguarded utterances to the point that he is distracting the investigators from even carrying out forensic and detailed information gathering to be able to sift from the abundance of evidence who are exactly the characters behind the attacks.
“Why does Nigeria under President Buhari reward inefficiency? If the head of the Police and the department of State Services are unable to forensically identify the very people waging the war against security forces in parts of the Country and yet the heads are not sanctioned, then this government has totally failed”.
HURIWA recalled that gunmen on Thursday killed two Inspectors in Obosi Police station, Idemili North local government area of Anambra State during an attack.They also razed the station and two operational vehicles.
The Rights group recalled that rumours swirled that more than four policemen may have been killed, the Police Command said only two died. “We in HURIWA are dissatisfied with the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the Nigerian Police Force to decisively arrest the persons directly linked to these attacks”.