Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has challenged a presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, to embark on road trips from Abuja to Zamfara, Kaduna or Abuja to Lagos without security details.
This challenge came following a claim by Garba Shehu that his boss President Muhammadu Buhari deserves credit for his efforts in tackling security issues in Nigeria,
The trips, according to HURIWA, should either happen or he should cover his face in shame for talking down on the hundreds of innocent citizens wasted on Nigerian roads especially in the North West by terrorists in the last six years.
Shehu made this claim on Friday while presenting a paper at the tenth year anniversary of Federal University Dutsin Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina State, where he claimed that the Buhari administration is the only government that has provided a workable solution to the herder-farmer crisis
The rights group said the spokesman lacks decorum and respect for the memories of hapless and innocent citizens whose lives were deliberately taken away by different armed non-state actors including, but not limited, to the rampaging armed Fulani terrorists.
HURIWA said it defies logic and common sense to think that one of the key spokesmen of the President could be this insensitive and reckless to utter such words.
HURIWA reminded Garba Shehu that only a few days back, armed bandits who are indeed terrorists blocked the Abuja-Kaduna Road on Sunday afternoon and kidnapped many travellers, just one of the hundreds of incidents.
HURIWA, therefore, is “challenging the Spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Alhaji Garba Shehu to embark on televised road travels from Abuja to Zamfara and Katsina and from Abuja to Lagos with no security protection so he can have the bragging right to ask Nigerians to heap praises on his master if he thinks security has improved.”
How do you solve a crime without the suspects being brought to face the full weight of the law for their atrocities against farmers including the killings of many Catholic Priests in Benue State?”, HURIWA asked.