Nigeria’s Human Rights Fee condemns killing of Harira Jubril, 4 youngsters

The Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC), on Thursday, condemned the killing of a pregnant girl,

The Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC), on Thursday, condemned the killing of a pregnant girl, Harira Jubril, and her 4 youngsters in Anambra State.

They had been killed by gunmen suspected to be members of the Japanese Safety Community, an armed separatist group blamed for many of the deadly violence in Nigeria’s South-east.

The Government Secretary of the NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, reacted to the killing in a Wednesday press assertion, saying, “it’s the worst type of criminality and human rights violation.”

Mr Ojukwu stated Nigeria has been tormented by horrible stories of murders, kidnappings, armed banditry, and rape, amongst different crimes.

These abuses, he stated, “occur every day as if the culprits now not had a human conscience or emotions.”

He referred to as the killings a ‘gross violation’ of individuals’s rights to life and dignity, that are assured by the Nigerian Structure, the African Constitution on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and different nationwide and worldwide human rights devices that Nigeria has enacted or is a signatory to.

“These mindless killings should not acceptable and we as a Fee condemn it and urge that residents should have interaction and collaborate with the legislation enforcement brokers, by offering them with the required data that may help them to fish out these behind these heinous and dastardly acts and be sure that they’re prosecuted and presumably punished in accordance with the legislation,” he stated.

Mr Ojukwu additionally referred to as on the police to conduct a radical inquiry into the killings of Harira and her youngsters as quickly as attainable with the intention to convey all events implicated to justice.

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He stated, “The legislation enforcement companies, significantly the police and DSS ought to rejig their methods and deploy intelligence-led safety to get to the foundation of this instantaneous killing and many different killings, reminiscent of Deborah Samuel’s amongst others.”

He warned Nigerians in opposition to intolerance.

“We should initially be alive peacefully as residents earlier than we agitate for one curiosity or one other, and at all times keep in mind that setting the nation on the trail of violence and disunity will somewhat worsen or complicate our issues,” he stated.

Mr Ojukwu provided the fee’s sympathies to the victims’ households and suggested them and their neighborhood members to be calm and never take the legislation into their fingers.


Harira Jubril and her 4 youngsters had been killed in Anambra State on Sunday and buried on Wednesday. They had been killed at Isulo, Orumba North Native Authorities Space of the state.

The youngsters had been recognized as Fatima, 9; Khadijah, 7; Hadiza, 5 and Zaituna, 2.

They had been all buried in Awka, the state capital on Wednesday.

Their deaths have been trailed by plenty of reactions. Ahmed Jubril, the husband in an interview with BBC Information pidgin described the incident as his worst life expertise.

He stated his late spouse’s being pregnant had reached 9 months and he or she was supposed to present delivery this…