The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has blamed Governors from the South East region over the reported bloody clash that ensued between identified men of the Nigerian army, and the Eastern Security Network personnels in ESN in Orlu Community.
In a statement by HURIWA’s spokesman, Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group traced the incident back to the elected Governors, noting that it was the outcome of ‘lack of good governance and political leadership’.
Recall, SEE VIDEO: Police flees, abandons vehicles in attack with Eastern Security personnel in Okporo, Orlu LGA, Imo State.
Obinwannem learned that one person was killed in the clash, while many others were severely injured.
Reacting, the rights group called out on the governors, members of the House of Assembly to ensure the security of their people.
The statement reads, “The burning of the church was carried out by those masked security agents and the church that was burnt was the Holy Trinity Sabbath Mission in Orlu Local Government Area.
“About five buildings were burnt and only one person was killed and the person was killed at the market square. I want to tell you that the incident happened on Friday early morning.
“The lack of good leadership by the governors of the South East of Nigeria and their apparent lethargy in finding a home grown security mechanisms in partnership with the statutory security institutions recognised by the Nigerian Constitution to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians resident in the South East of Nigeria made it possible for some youths under the aegis of the proscribed Indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to try to put measures on ground for protection of the assets and lives of the people of South East of Nigeria that have come under intense attacks and invasions by armed Fulani herdsmen and other armed non state actors.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News