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CDHR seeks end to kidnapping, terrorism, cultism, killings, others

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The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the Federal Government to stop all incidences of kidnapping, terrorism, cultism, killings, including extra-judicial murders by state agents and all other acts that infringe on the fundamental right of all citizens and residents anywhere in Nigeria.
  
Also the group demanded that heads of security formations at all levels of the Police, Military and Para-Military institutions must take and indeed be made to take full responsibility of insecurity and abuse of citizens’ rights in their areas of operation.
   
The call was encapsulated in a communiqué issued by the CDHR National Executive Committee under the leadership of Comrade Malachy Ugwummadu, after a meeting held on in Lagos.
  
In the meeting, which the state of CDHR was reviewed 29 years after its formation, the group expressed worries over the state of the nation, particularly on the abuses of fundamental freedom of citizens and of residents.
   
Recognising that the rights of Nigerians have continually been grossly abused so much that Nigerians feel generally insecure and their lives and property unprotected, CDHR in the communiqué signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Ekine, Peter Henry, condemned the senseless murder of four UN aid workers in Rann, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, on Friday, March 2, 2018, as well as abduction of one of the aid workers who is critically ill at the
moment.
   
While commiserating with the United Nations and the families of the murdered and kidnapped workers, CDHR said it was certainly disturbed abound the effect this could have on humanitarian services to displaced persons.
   
It also condemned the attack on Dapchi, saying the abduction of schoolgirls is a direct violation of their right to education and all other rights provided under the Child Rights.
 
“While commiserating with the families of all the victims of insurgency in the Northeast. NEC, on behalf of CDHR urged security agencies to step up their activities and ensure the safe rescue of all the girls and all citizens in captivity of the insurgents; let “Dapchi Girls” not turn to another “Chibok Girls“, the group added.
 


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