The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has claimed that President Bola Tinubu is playing politics in terms of insecurity in the country.
The group lamented that the president was quick to address the abduction of the students of the Federal University, Gusau in Zamfara State but has kept quiet over the kidnap of eight youth corp members in the state.
Naija News recalls that Tinubu had ordered his security chiefs at the weekend to ensure that the remaining university students who are still being held as hostages be released.
Reacting to Tinubu’s directive, HURIWA wondered if the president was not aware that several youth corp members were also abducted in the state.
Speaking via a statement by its National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko on Monday, the group accused the President of neglect.
Onwubiko said, “Is President Tinubu not aware that for almost one month, nearly a dozen Corpers of the NYSC from Akwa Ibom headed for the Zamfara State’s Camps of NYSC kidnapped by the terrorists operating in Zamfara State?
“Whereas the president was quick to order his security chiefs at the weekend to ensure that the remaining Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State who are still being held as hostages by terrorists in Zamfara are swiftly rescued without harm.
“And as soon as the President gave that order, the hostages were rescued magically but the corp members are still being held.
“He has maintained a stoic silence and hasn’t said anything regarding the Corpers in the National Youth Service Corps Scheme to our public knowledge. They were kidnapped over three weeks now.”
HURIWA urged the President to rescue the corp members similarly because they are serving the nation and ought to become a high-priority human asset for the President of Nigeria.