BEVERLY HILLS, September 10, (THEWILL) – Rights group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has canvassed the sustenance of the current solidarity and support from the civil populace for the Nigerian military in the current counter terrorism battles in the North East of Nigeria.
HURIWA also attested to the verifiable and concrete evidence that the Nigerian military has witnessed impressive change in the observations of human rights in internal security operations in the North East of Nigeria contrary to some insinuations making rounds that the Army violates child rights in the flashpoints of counter insurgency warfare in the North East of Nigeria.
Besides, the group has affirmed that there has been phenomenal improvements in the respect for the fundamental human rights of Nigerians in the flash points of the counter terror war in the North East of Nigeria by the Army following series of intensive human rights capacity building strategic sessions organized between the Army and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
Also, the Rights group applauded the Army hierarchy for decisively dealing with the rogue operative who shot dead a commercial tricycle operator in Aba city, Abia State recently just as the group said with consistency in this kind of effective remedial actions, the Nigerian people will be motivated to support the military in their efforts to maintain a rights-based approach to keeping national security.
HURIWA, in a media statement issued in Abuja by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National media affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, said facts-finding investigative reports sent to its secretariat by some of her members in the North East of Nigeria indicates empirically that the decision of the Nigerian Army to set up the human rights desk and the department for civil and military relations has paid off just as it tasked the chief of Army staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai to continue in the positively constructive stride of massively training operatives of the Army on their responsibility towards the promotion and protection of human rights of all citizens.