HURIWA Condemns Violence In Anambra:

Even as report has it that several persons are feared dead as gunmen had reportedly attacked a police checkpoint in Anambra State with several others injured, the prominent civil Rights Advocacy Group-HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has called the bloodshed totally unnecessary and absolutely unacceptable just as the Rights group has once more advocated South-East-wide Consultative security confab to bring all aggrieved parties to a common agreement for peace and expose possible fifth columnists causing chaos and anarchy in Igboland.

HURIWA in a media statement sequel to media reports that commuters were forced to run for dear lives as the gunmen shot non-stop around 10:30AM around Ihiala-Uli axis in Ihiala Local Government Area, has called on the Governors of the South East States, all political actors, civil rights, religious and cultural leaders including leaders of youth led groups and canvassers of self rule in the South East to come together and iron out all the areas of differences with a view to defeating the agents of disunity and destabilisation in the Igbo region.

HURIWA expressed shock that reports emanating from Anambra State indicated that security operatives were also seen scampering for safety in nearby bushes and villages while removing their uniforms. The Rights group said if security agents who should maintain peace and order are also on the receiving end of coordinated violence, it demonstrates the urgency of the now for all Igbo people to unite around a common cause to promote economic growth and development of the Igbo speaking region.

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