If the Federal Government does not arrest ex-militant Asari Dokubo within 72 hours, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has threatened to stage a statewide demonstration.
HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said in a statement on Thursday that if the group’s demands are not satisfied, it will mobilize its members to embark on a statewide protest throughout all 36 states of the federation.
“Asari-Dokubo must be arrested by the Department of State Services or any other relevant security agency over his suspected connection to the violent phenomenon of ‘unknown gunmen’ in the South-East,” the group stated.
“The Nigerian Government must arrest Asari Dokubo immediately, or the Federal Government will indirectly task Igbo youths, Igbo lovers, and all groups that support the well-being of the Igbo people to launch peaceful protests at the same time.”
“HURIWA is giving President Bola Ahmed Tinubu 72 working hours to order the arrest and investigation of Asari Dokubo over his suspected involvement in the violent phenomenon of unknown gunmen in the South-East, or HURIWA will call our members to a protest in Abuja next week.”
“Illegality must not be allowed to continue while security agencies pretend to be unaware or refuse to act.” Asari-Dokubo should be detained. Nigeria does not resemble a banana republic.”