Attack on Senator Ubah: HURIWA and Southeast Groups Lament Collapsing Security Architecture | The Guardian Nigeria News
• Saying the attack was meant to paint Igbo in a bad light
Condemning the violent assassination attempt against the person of the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, civil rights organization, the Association of Human Rights Writers of the Nigeria (HURIWA) blamed the security strategy in the southeast. success of the despicable act.
The rights group’s national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said in a statement yesterday that no reason could be ruled out, including the assassination, which investigators should investigate thoroughly to unravel the remote circumstances. and immediate events surrounding the despicable attack on the senator and the murder. of his personal and security assistants, including a passerby.
HURIWA said an unknown number of police officers were reportedly killed in Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State on Sunday when suspected assailants opened fire on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy.
HURIWA said there is no logic why such a daring attack could happen in such a place and it took centuries for any security intervention to arrive at the scene of the crime.
ALSO, two groups based in the Southeast, the Coalition of Young Leaders of the Southeast (COSEYL) and the Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET) have condemned the attack and killing of the three assistants and the three Ubah’s security guards.
While COSEYL, in a statement signed by its President General, Goodluck Ibem, called the acts “wicked, barbaric and wicked upon a great son of the Igbo nation”, ASCONET, in a statement by its President, Prince Chris Azor , condemned the attack, advocating for the strengthening and overhaul of the security architecture in the state and the country, in general, and finding the culprits and bringing them to justice.
Similarly, the Coalition of South-east Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) described the development as “another sponsored, barbaric and senseless attack”.
In a statement by its National President, Professor Madumere Chika, and National Secretary, Mazi Anayo Uchemba, the coalition claimed that the assassination attempt, like many other attacks in the southeast geopolitical zone, is being perpetrated by enemies of Ndigbo. , whose ultimate mission is to give a dog a bad name and hang it.
Furthermore, the CSEPNND argued that the provocative action marked the collapse of the national security architecture which, in turn, rubbed off on the ability of security officers to tackle crime and criminality head-on. .