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Tackle insecurity in Anambra or resign – HURIWA to Soludo



Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, (HURIWA) on Saturday, lambasted the Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo for failing to stem the unprecedented assaults; rapes, killings and kidnappings within the state since he took over in Could 2022.

HURIWA has additionally requested the Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma to perish the thought of participating in educational arguments with political opposition over the extraordinarily excruciating state of insecurity in Imo State and discover a sensible resolution to the myriads of violent assaults.

The Rights group additionally urged Governor Uzodinma to request for navy posts to be erected within the axis of terrorism round Akokwa Ama-Edward and Arondizuogu whereby a number of assaults have occurred these previous few days.

HURIWA is hereby interesting to the Chief of Military Workers Lieutenant Common Faruk Yahaya to instruct the Common Officer Commanding 82 division to arrange navy posts in Akokwa Ama-Edward and Arondizuogu to cease the frequent violent assaults which have been left to turn into a every day routine simply because the Rights group stated finding navy and Cell Police posts in Akokwa Ama-Edward and Arondizuogu will assist to test the daredevil assaults which have led to the destruction of property and mass killings.


HURIWA’s Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a press release stated it is extremely unlucky that Soludo has not achieved any of his marketing campaign guarantees on safety in seven months in workplace regardless of boasting that he would accomplish them inside 100 days in energy.

The group stated extra reprehensible is the truth that Soludo has been enjoying politics on nationwide tv as a substitute of settling right down to work alongside safety companies to carry peace and stability to the state.

HURIWA, due to this fact, requested Soludo to buckle up and stem these tides of insecurity or step right down to let a extra competent governor emerge.

The group’s assertion is coming hours after no fewer than 17 college students of Nnamdi Azikiwe College Awka, Anambra State sustained various levels of damage whereas an unconfirmed variety of feminine college students have been raped throughout a midnight theft assault within the off-campus hostels positioned alongside Ifite street in Awka, the state capital.

The robbers, closely armed with weapons, axes and matchets, reportedly went from room to room, hostel to hostel, raping feminine college students and dispossessing them of their telephones, iPads, cash and different valuables unchallenged.


”Lives are now not secure within the state as abductions, farmland invasion and killings by gunmen have turn into a norm regardless of Soludo’s false assurances that safety challenges within the state have abated.

HURIWA’s Onwubiko stated, “Rapes, cult killings, banditry and outright terrorism are rife in Anambra however Governor Chukwuma Soludo is busy enjoying politics of election and positioning himself as a possible presidential candidate within the close to future, actively undermining Peter Obi and South East probabilities in subsequent month’s election.

“It’s unthinkable that college students are raped in Awka close to the seat of energy however every single day Soludo is on nationwide tv, enjoying politics and giving misunderstanding that safety challenges have subsided within the state. Soludo higher stem these tides of insecurity or step right down to let a extra competent governor to emerge.”

HURIWA additionally urge the opposition Folks’s Democratic Get together in Imo State to companion with the Imo State administration find lasting options to the heightened state of insecurity as a result of if the violence continues then the probabilities of any profitable election within the state are distant and due to this fact the opposition received’t have the chance to hunt the mandate of the individuals.

“What’s at stake in Imo State is the survival of the state and the wellbeing of the residents. It’s stunning that many assaults have occurred round a selected place in Akokwa Ama-Edward and Arondizuogu for 2 weeks persistently however the Imo State administration has no resolution to it however has gone forward to select up petty quarrels with the opposition PDP.


The lives of the individuals of Ideato North, Onuimo and Okigwe native authorities Areas are below growing threats however all that we hear are empty rhetoric and verbal exchanges within the media between APC and PDP in Imo State. That is disappointing and stunning.

The Imo State authorities must get up from slumber and get the Military to arrange a bodily presence in Akokwa Ama-Edward and Arondizuogu for safety functions and never for extortion and these workouts ought to be well-funded by the federal government as a result of the first obligation of the federal government is to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the residents.”

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