Human Rights Writers Organization of Nigeria, HURIWA, has drawn the attending of the Federal Regime to the fact that its (FG) choice to closed downward telecommunication network in some Northern states is mostly affecting civilians and troops in the areas.
The grouping famous that the terrorists are still finding ways to communicate with themselves and operate unhindered patch the masses and the security agencies endure.
HURIWA described the Federal regime’s choice to closed downward telecommunication network as intentionally hasty, and a panic displace.
The rights advocacy grouping, in a statement signed by it’s national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said it is unfair and unpatriotic for the FG to proceed to closed downward telecommunication network in the troubled Northward-Westward part.
The grouping pointed out that the displace has so far not affected the terrorists and their nefarious activities but only farther chemical compound the suffering on Nigerians and create operations to a greater extent hard for our troops executing the state of war against terrorist elements in the part.
The grouping berated the government minister of communications and digital economic system, Ibrahim Pantami, arguing that by applying this degree, which it farther described as ‘grossly incompetent’ the government minister has demonstrated that he is unaware of what the right steps, using engineering, are to contain the rising terrorists attacks in the part.
HURIWA claimed that the insecurity in the Northward Westward is mostly affecting Christians and Hausa people, and that the dominant members whether the terrorism groups are Fulani herdsmen sharing same Ethno-religious affiliation with the controversial government minister.
The rights grouping thinks what is going on in the Northward Westward is a genocide of Northern Christians and Indigenous Hausa people.
HURIWA made references to a recent publication which quoted a military machine source attributing the onrush on a forward Surgical procedure base of operations of troops fighting terrorists in the Northward-Westward to lack of communication betwixt troops due to the network jam in the part. A dozen troops were eventually killed by the terrorists during the onrush.
The same written report also had it that the terrorists at present utilization thuraya satellite phones to bypass the ban on telecommunication network in the part.
HURIWA, thence, questioned the sincerity of the purpose of the network shutdown since there have been growth in frequency of attacks and killings of harmless Nigerians in the part.
The rights grouping pointed to various publications reporting the killings of over 300 and abduction of over 100 Nigerians by terrorists across the Northwest since the telecommunication shutdown.
“This is an indication that the network shutdown has failed to attain it’s purpose and thence should be reviewed,” the grouping said.
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