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Stop pardoning terrorists, HURIWA advises Buhari

Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop pardoning terrorists in the guise of the deradicalisation programme of the military.

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Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop pardoning terrorists in the guise of the deradicalisation programme of the military.

In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group observed that reintegrating the insurgents into the society was emboldening them to kill more, knowing full well that they would be retrained, deradicalised and reabsorbed into the larger society under the programme of government.

Onwubiko said: “The major motivating factor for the expanding frontiers of threats of attacks by terrorists in Nigeria and the continuous attacks on soft targets by dare-devil insurgents is because members of the armed Islamists believe that if they kill as many innocent people as they want, they will deceptively surrender to the Army and be given exclusive treatment as repentant terrorists and released after few months of the so-called deradicalisation programme organised by the military on the orders of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Making the demand ahead of the convocation of an emergency security meeting by the President, HURIWA added: “The frequent and intermittent releases back into the society of terrorists with their hands drenched with blood of innocent children, women and the elderly without making them go through mandatory judicial punitive measures of the nation’s justice system supported by the grand norm and as provided by the other relevant laws relating to murders and terrorism is the most potential recruitment grounds for ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists networks in Nigeria.” 

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