Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) said on Friday that all of Nigeria’s service chiefs and the National Security Adviser should be fired because terrorist attacks are about to happen and Americans and Britons are leaving Abuja because of this.
In a statement, HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said that the service chiefs have shown themselves to be ineffective and incompetent, and it is thought that they are just making up fake records of success, even though insurgents are still attacking.
The group also blamed the service chiefs and their agencies for not being able to re-arrest fighters from Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) who broke out of the Kuje prison in July during a jailbreak that had never happened before.
After hearing about a possible terrorist attack, the US Mission and the British High Commission stopped providing consular services in Abuja and started getting their citizens out of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.
But the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, from the Federal Government has said that there are no threats of terrorist attacks in Abuja.
The Federal Government has said that the government of President Buhari won’t be pushed over.
Onwubiko then said, “To back up the US and UK terror warnings, a joint operation by the Department of State Services, the National Intelligence Agency, the police, and some American soldiers arrested five ISWAP commanders and 30 fighters this week in Abuja’s phase 3, Trademore Estate.
“The fighters who were caught in Abuja were reportedly pretending to be artists, cart pushers, and security guards. They are all from the same tribe, which is known to have terrorist ties.
”Onwubiko also said that because of rising tensions in the nation’s capital, the popular Jabi Lake Mall has closed its doors to shoppers and visitors. However, the Federal Government is showing off and letting Boko Haram members out of jail in the name of deradicalization.
“Recently, the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, made a shocking announcement: 101 terrorists in prison or waiting for trial have been moved to a deradicalization camp so they can be reintegrated into society. Should the government have even thought about it? Shouldn’t terrorists who have been found guilty be put to death right away?
“Where are the Boko Haram terrorists who got out of Kuje prison when it was attacked in July and hundreds of prisoners were set free? Where are the tens of thousands of terrorists who broke out of prison in Nigeria over the last two years? “, he said.
Onwubiko also said, “HURIWA wants the National Assembly to look into all of the military leaders’ claims of successes against terrorists. If terrorists are such a big threat to Abuja and even threaten to take over the city soon, this shows that there is something fishy about the information the military gives Nigerians about their supposed successes against insurgents.” These stories might just be empty propaganda, since none of the claims are backed up by real photos!
“Also, why is Rauf Aregbesola still the Minister of Interior? Why is the government giving more time to service chiefs who don’t do their jobs well when terrorists are still a threat to Nigeria and the rest of the world is running away from Abuja? Why is this government full of people who lie and cheat? Pathetic! Abuja must not fall like Kabul in Afghanistan! ”