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Group knocks FG, Buhari over Liman’s killing

By Eniola Daniel
20 October 2018   |   4:09 am
A human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), has criticised the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari...

A human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), has criticised the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to avert the killing of Hauwa Liman, an aid health worker with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) by the Boko Haram insurgents.

The group also said Liman’s murder by the sect had confirmed that Buhari lacks the capacity to protect lives and property of Nigerians, as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution Nigeria (as amended); hence he should not continue as country’s leader in next year.

In a signed statement by its Executive Chairman, Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, the group strongly condemned the President’s inability to secure the release of the late aid worker from Boko Haram captivity despite huge allocations to the security sector in the country’s budget.

Sulaiman, who commiserated with the family of the deceased and the ICRC over the incident, disagreeing with the administration’s assertion that the sect had been technically defeated, saying the administration was only paying lip service to the issue of the security in the country.

CHRSJ urged the federal government to put necessary measures in place to secure the freedom of other surviving members of ICRC still in the sect’s captivity and the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who is still in the custody of the insurgents.

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