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AU, UN urged to probe Anambra inferno

30 December 2015, 21:16

Abuja - The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has appealed to the United Nations and African Union to investigate the gas explosions that killed over 100 residents of Nnewi industrial hub of Anambra State.

Scores more were maimed and injured.

HURIWA argued the involvement of the UN and AU had become necessary as previous probes into such incidents had not borne fruit.

Also read: AU welcomes efforts to neutralise Boko Haram

“Several violent events have happened in Anambra State including the Catholic Church adoration ground's stampede somewhere near Onitsha which claimed dozens of Worshippers and the discovery of freshly killed human remains abandoned in a community River near Awka the Anambra State capital during the administration of Mr Peter Obi,” said HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko .

He said both the National Assembly and the National Human Rights Commission conducted investigations whose outcomes “did not only suffer official compromise and secrecy but the culprits were never punished.”

“We want the global body such as the UN to be invited to investigate whether Boko Haram was behind the recent mass killings that resulted from the gas explosions in NNEWI Anambra State. The Nigerian government must facilitate this investigation immediately.” 

- CAJ News


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