HURIWA wants a national policy to prevent crime.
A non-governmental organization, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has tasked religious leaders and government on a holistic national policy on violent kidnappings and crime control.
It charged President Muhammadu Buhari to table the matter before a high-level consultative parley of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), stating that the menace was harming industrialization in the sub-region and discouraging direct foreign investors from bringing their businesses into the area on account of the violent acts.
In a statement in Abuja by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and National Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said it was writing Amnesty International in London and the British parliament in Westminster next week for action.
The body said it would also petition the Primate of Anglican Church worldwide in the United Kingdom and Pope Francis in Rome to seek global leaders’ intervention “because the crimes of kidnappings have become of the greatest causes of death of religious leaders in Nigeria and the sub-region.”