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Terrorism: You will end up in ICC, HURIWA tells Zulum

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Leshi Adebayo

 

 

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum of treason for his involvement in what has been termed ‘unholy communion’ with the Boko Haram insurgents.

Zulum was criticized as a result of his plan to reconcile and re-integrate members of the dreaded Islamic sect, who is responsible for the deaths of over 30,000 innocent citizens.

According to Daily Post, the governor, during a Town Hall meeting in Maiduguri, Borno State, had described the decision of the Boko Haram members to surrender as a welcome development.

On Wednesday, the State Government flagged off a public campaign programme designed to reconcile and reintegrate repentant Boko Haram members.

However, HURIWA has faulted the United Nations and the European Union for allegedly aiding and abetting terrorism over their decision to fund the campaign programme and pretending to be organising reconciliation between terrorists and the victims of terrorism.

The human rights group also noted that the terrorists did not even go through the standard trial permitted by the constitution and the counter terror law.

In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA condemned the reconciliation, insisting that the decision was not what the terrorists needed instead they should be adequately prosecuted to pay for their crimes against humanity.

The group accused Zulum of committing “treason and aiding and abetting terrorism which will inevitably be challenged in Nigerian court or the International Criminal Court in The Hague Netherlands soon.”

 

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