The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has rejected what it referred to as the persistent double requirements in federal authorities insurance policies and initiatives.
HURIWA mentioned the Federal Authorities by means of the Legal professional Basic and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, was making an attempt to trigger separation between the Yoruba and Igbo nations.
The group was responding to Malami’s claims that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) was accountable for some disturbances throughout final yr’s Finish SARS protests in Lagos State.
Malami had mentioned IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu hijacked the EndSARS protest and ordered his followers to kill safety operatives.
Nevertheless, HURIWA mentioned Malami was taking part in a politics of divide and rule geared toward segregating the Igbos and Yorubas.
In a press release signed by its Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA mentioned: “It’s attainable that the Minister of Justice who’s a politician is taking part in politics of EAST/WEST DIVIDE in order to precipitate political division between Igbo individuals and the Yoruba after which open up the opportunity of retaining energy within the North.
“There’s a clear proof of double requirements within the space of public prosecution of politically uncovered people from both north or south. The federal government, notably the Ministry of Justice has persistently manifested aversion or lack of enthusiasm in direction of bringing suspected terrorists from the Northern a part of Nigeria to justice however he’s all the time overzealous to cost different individuals from the south with sure phantom allegation of of terrorism and the Justice ministry is busy conjuring up half baked allegations to hold it on the necks of both Nnamdi Kanu or Sunday Igboho.
“ instance will suffice; Nnamdi Kanu versus Sure parts and Divisive leaders of Miyetti Allah which have been quoted within the media for supporting the actions of the armed Fulani herdsmen who’re terrorists.”
HURIWA additionally condemned Malami’s declare about Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Igboho.