Governors Hope Uzodimma Of Imo State And Charles Soludo Of Anambra State have been tasked by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) to get moving and rebuild burned-out police stations.
They have also been instructed to make sure that sufficient armed security personnel is drafted to secure areas that the Nigeria Police abandoned out of concern for unidentified gunmen.
HURIWA stated that the reality is that armed security forces only operate on highways and in state capitals, leaving large areas of these states to become isolated and encouraging various armed hoodlums, kidnappers, armed robbers, and terrorists to continue attacking residents in the absence of meaningful security agency interventions.
HURIWA expressed regret that most communities in Imo State have been abandoned after “unknown gunmen” set fire to their police stations, particularly those in the Umunna to Okigwe and Orlu axis. The group claims that the Uzodimma administration neglected to restore the burned police stations, leaving those towns open to criminal and terrorist activity. This, they claim, hurts the state’s economic, social, cultural, and religious activities.
Residents of Anambra worry that armed cultists will prevent them from moving freely and are depriving people of their right to life and right to human dignity.
The rights organization remembers the kidnapping of Chicago Nwankwo, a native of Ndiogbuonyeoma Uno, on Monday around St. Philip’s region of Ndiaekeme, Arondizuogu, with regret. His kidnappers have not called, and no ransom has been requested.