The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has warned safety businesses towards extrajudicial killing and harassment of harmless Nigerians in the midst of fishing out these answerable for the killing of safety personnel and assaults on safety formations within the South-East and South-South.
There have been a number of assaults on safety formations and safety personnel within the South-East, whereas Akwa- Ibom and Rivers States have been affected within the South-South.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday throughout a Security Council assembly accepted new safety measures for the 2 areas.
The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje, in an announcement titled ‘The Growing Tempest in East & South,’ stated it will be significant “that the security services do not engage in presumption group-blame, collective punishment, and extrajudicial killings in the course of investigating these crimes”.
Owoaje identified that such “unbridled illegalities and high-handedness will only go to further alienate local communities, and deepen the antipathy that already characterises the relationship between them and law enforcement agencies.”
The Association, whereas strongly condemning the assaults and killing of safety personnel, condoled with the households that misplaced family members and urged the federal government to do every little thing throughout the confines of the regulation to get the perpetrators and produce them to justice.
According to him, NAS is disturbed that the insecurity within the two areas has additional exacerbated the deteriorating safety state of affairs within the nation.
Owoaje known as on the federal government to maneuver swiftly, and with unaccustomed competence and diligence, arrest the present local weather of insecurity throughout the 2 areas.
The assertion learn partly, “This gradual slide into anarchy within the South-East and South-South areas has the potential to increase the variety of ungoverned areas in Nigeria, additional stretch our safety equipment, and engender devastating social and financial penalties for the nation as a complete.
“We urge the safety businesses within the two areas to withstand the temptation of seeing themselves as a power of occupation out to subjugate the folks and unleash terror among the many teeming law-abiding residents. They ought to method their activity with a sincerity of objective, and rein within the legal components intent on foisting terror and bloodletting. Evidence abounds of earlier overzealous interventions by safety businesses which have aggravated insecurity within the two areas moderately than include the identical. Unprofessional conduct and prejudice from these entrusted with such operations
should not be tolerated.
“The government and security agencies have a constitutional duty to protect the lives and property of the peace-loving residents of the two regions from harm. “No innocent Nigerian should be harassed, intimidated, or made to suffer under any guise of combing for suspected criminal elements in the South-East and South-South regions.”