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Nnewi Gas Explosion : Human Rights Body Petitions UN And AU

by Austin Areh
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Following the recent Nnewi Gas plant explosions during the just concluded yuletide season,  the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked the United Nations and African Union to probe the remote and immediate causes of the unfortunate gas explosions that left over 100 residents of Nnewi the industrial hub of Anambra State dead with survivors suffering permanent physical and emotional trauma.

The writers association agitated for an emergency global intervention because they believe the investigations ahve not been followed through by the relevant agencies. They cited other cases such as the discovery of over forty freshly executed corpses that were allegedly dumped in Awka River by the Anambra State police command. They have suggested that the relevant bodies such as the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the 7th session of the National Assembly compromised the investigations and failed to bring the culprits to face the law.

The National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, jointly signed a statement that the group has noticed that ‘such cocktails of impunity and cover ups by federal government agencies and the National Assembly mustn’t be swept under the carpet any longer and vowed to press on with their advocacy for  transparent and accountable closures to all these incidents ‘.

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