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School feeding: armed men after my life for accusing the minister of corruption in Buhari – HURIWA coordinator, Onwubiko

School feeding: armed men after my life for accusing the minister of corruption in Buhari - HURIWA coordinator, Onwubiko

 

Emmanuel Onwubiko, the national coordinator of the Association of Human Rights Writers of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Wednesday alleged threats to his life.

Onwubiko alleged that unknown gunmen in a vehicle approached him around 7:00 p.m. yesterday but were frightened by a police van.

He sounded the alarm in a statement he released on Wednesday.

Onwubiko alleged that the gunmen followed him for about 30 before seeing the police van.

The activist claimed that the attack on his life came a week after HURIWA accused the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management of massive corruption in school feeding programs.

HURIWA also invited the minister in charge of the ministry, Sadiya Umar Farouq, to ​​a public debate aimed at dismissing the allegations.

He lamented, however, that rather than accepting the open invitation to participate in a public debate, supporters of the minister chose to attack the group.

The right-wing group claimed that supporters of Farouq sponsored media attacks against him because of the allegations he raised.

HURIWA’s statement reads in part: “At approximately 7:00 p.m. on August 18, 2020, as Onwubiko was driving home, he was driven by a Toyota Camry driven by a fierce-looking person with about two other armed occupants who followed him for almost thirty minutes. and tried to hit his car from behind, but luckily he escaped from the hands of these marauding assailants who then fled when they saw a police van not too far from the scene.

“The attack came after a week when the rights group – Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) had publicly alleged massive corruption in the school feeding programs of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Humanitarian Management. disasters.

“The self-acclaimed hack writer and minister’s supporters have gone too far with a series of multi-newspaper posts with a smear campaign against HURIWA and the national coordinator. Some journalists have also been paid to accuse HURIWA of harassing women ministers, ”the statement added.

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