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HURIWA charges IGP, DSS to investigate alleged ‘gas chamber’ in Ebonyi

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
24 January 2022   |   4:05 am
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has charged Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usmsn Alkali Baba and Director-General of the Department of State Services ...

Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has charged Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba and Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, to investigate a secret gas chamber in Ebonyi State.

It alleged that the five engineers, who were hired by the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a road Project in Ebonyi State disappeared three months ago without trace.

HURIWA the Ebonyi State Police Command of incompetence and complicity to conceal facts on the disappearance of the five engineers, but who were declared dead by the Ebonyi State government.

In a statement issued, yesterday, in Abuja by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA said the police in Abuja, especially in the office of the IGP should investigate the incident and reorganise the Ebonyi State Police Command working on the whims and caprices of the governor.

The rights group asked that the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information, Orji Uchenna Orji, who issued a statement on the missing engineers, should be investigated.

“It is so that the law enforcement agencies can have additional intelligence that may assist to determine what happened to the engineers, whose families and children do not know their whereabouts since they travelled for work in Ebonyi State for three months now,” it stated.