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THE disturbing reports from rural communities in the South East have indicated that heads of security agencies in some parts of the region have failed to put measures in place to check the persistent upsurge of coordinated violence and terrorism by non-state actors.

  Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), who disclosed this lamented the growing violence, killings and kidnappings and others, stressing that the development could force voters to boycott the forthcoming election if drastic steps are not taking to stem the tide.

  The meeting, tagged, South East Stakehokders Meeting in Preparation Towards the 2023 General Elections, organised by election observers group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), included various groups.

  They decried the alarming rate of violence, observing that the dwindling confidence of the masses on their leaders.

  National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement said reports have indicated that soldiers that were deployed for internal security operations are found of arresting villagers and extorting huge monies from them as bail free.

  He said, “we wonder why security agencies, such as the police,  Department of State Security Service (DSS), amongst others have failed to beef up security around Akaokwa, Ama-Edward, Arondizuogu, Okigwe Federal Road which have become the epic-centre of dare devil terrorists attacks.

  They urged the governors in the region to tackle insecurity in synergy if they want residents to fully participate in  next month’s general elections. THE disturbing reports from rural communities in the South East have indicated that heads of security agencies in some parts of the region have failed to put measures in place to check the persistent upsurge of coordinated violence and terrorism by non-state actors.

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  Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), who disclosed this lamented the growing violence, killings and kidnappings and others, stressing that the development could force voters to boycott the forthcoming election if drastic steps are not taking to stem the tide.

  The meeting, tagged, South East Stakehokders Meeting in Preparation Towards the 2023 General Elections, organised by election observers group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), included various groups.

  They decried the alarming rate of violence, observing that the dwindling confidence of the masses on their leaders.

  National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement said reports have indicated that soldiers that were deployed for internal security operations are found of arresting villagers and extorting huge monies from them as bail free.

  He said, “we wonder why security agencies, such as the police,  Department of State Security Service (DSS), amongst others have failed to beef up security around Akaokwa, Ama-Edward, Arondizuogu, Okigwe Federal Road which have become the epic-centre of dare devil terrorists attacks.

  They urged the governors in the region to tackle insecurity in synergy if they want residents to fully participate in  next month’s general elections.

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