Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

SleeKic

Newsbit

Extra-judicial killings won’t end south-east attacks, says Senator Abaribe

Extra-judicial killings won't end south-east attacks, says Senator Abaribe


Senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe has stated that the federal government must embrace civil approach in addressing security challenges in the south-east.

Reacting to the incessant attacks on government buildings in the south-east, the president threatened to clamp down on those “misbehaving in certain parts of the country”.

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand. We are going to be very hard sooner than later,” he had said.

The statement had generated varied reactions, but many people from the south-east found it insensitive considering the experiences of the civil war which led to the pulling down of the post by Twitter.

On Thursday, in a chat with Arise TV, Abaribe said the federal government shouldn’t make general assumptions on the attacks in south-east, as that can lead to persecution of innocent people.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Every point that we are that ‘oh! something had just happened’ and then there’s a blanket statement that it’s this set of people, yet none have been gotten and tried. Civil engagement dictates that you investigate, apprehend and prosecute,” he said.

“We are happy that Nigerians are seeing that what is here is not an Igbo problem, but a criminal syndicate going around all parts of the county and the government needs to unravel this. If a criminal burn a police station, you do nothing and then go and arrest every villager that you see on the street; which is what is going on in the south-east.

“You are not resolving the issue. What you’re letting everybody know is that it is us versus them, which is not a good way of building unity in the country. So, we in our statement now said the inspector-general of police and other security agencies conduct an in-depth investigation, bring and try them in court.

“Not to just round up youths that you see, conduct extra-judicial killings and say you’ve resolved the issue. You don’t. You actually pushed it underground and it continued to fester. So, we have been calling for an engagement that will resolve the issue bedevilling the country.

“Suppose these attacks being done in quick succession in Igboland are meant to scuttle the proposal for an Igbo presidency — I hope you can also look at it from that perspective.

“But we don’t know. And what we’ve been saying is try to fish out some people; try to investigate; try to hold some people and conduct a thorough investigation. Then, we’ll know who is doing this, who their sponsors are and why they are doing it.”

function appendFbScript() { var js, id = 'facebook-jssdk', fjs = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];

if (document.getElementById(id)) return; js = document.createElement('script'); js.id = id; js.src = "https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&appId=648141412443560&version=v2.0"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);

window.fbAsyncInit = function () { FB.init({ appId: '648141412443560', xfbml: true, version: 'v2.0' }); FB.Event.subscribe('comment.create', function (comment_data) { console.log(comment_data); update_comments_count(); }); FB.Event.subscribe('comment.remove', function (comment_data) { update_comments_count(); });

function update_comments_count(comment_data, comment_action) { jQuery.ajax({ type: 'GET', dataType: 'json', url: 'https://www.withinnigeria.com/news/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php', data: { action: 'clear_better_facebook_comments', post_id: '41924' }, success: function (data) { // todo sync comments count here! data have the counts }, error: function (i, b) { // todo } } ) }; };

appendFbScript(); }

appendFbScript();

})(); });



Source link

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Entertainment

Play video content Gunna‘s gonna need a neck brace and darker shades after his star-studded birthday bash … ’cause that’s a lot of shiny...

Entertainment

We should probably set up a system that pays us a nickel for every time we reiterate that love has no limits – we’ll...

Entertainment

Pooh Shiesty might not have shot the club security guard in Miami after all — at least that’s what the alleged victim’s saying now...

Newsbit

Familusi Akin Babajide (FAB) sits with Fadé Ogunro, the Founder and CEO at BookingsAfrica.Com for a conversation, in this episode of “Under 40 CEOs“. Fadé Ogunro is...

Advertisement