The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami of attempting to cause division between Yoruba Igbo People in the country.
This is coming in reaction to Malami’s claims that Nnamdi Kanu and his Pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) were responsible for some atrocities during last year’s End SARS protests in Lagos State.
HURIWA, in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the Federal Government through the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, was trying to sow discord between the Yoruba and Igbo Peoples.
According to the statement: “It is possible that the Minister of Justice who is a politician is playing politics of EAST/WEST DIVIDE so as to precipitate political division between Igbo people and the Yoruba and then open up the possibility of retaining power in the North.
“There is a clear evidence of double standards in the area of public prosecution of politically exposed individuals from either north or south. The government, particularly the Ministry of Justice has consistently manifested aversion or lack of enthusiasm towards bringing suspected terrorists from the Northern part of Nigeria to justice but he is always overzealous to charge other persons from the south with certain phantom allegation of of terrorism and the Justice ministry is busy conjuring up half baked allegations to hang it on the necks of either Nnamdi Kanu or Sunday Igboho.
“A good example will suffice; Nnamdi Kanu versus Certain elements and Divisive leaders of Miyetti Allah that have been quoted in the media for supporting the activities of the armed Fulani herdsmen who are terrorists.”