By Emmanuel Onwubiko

A Democracy inclined Non-Governmental Organization- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA [HURIWA] has condemned as gruesome and primitive the bomb attack at the Kano state Federal College of Education by suspected members of the armed Islamic terrorists which resulted in high fatalities just as it has advocated the setting up by the Nigerian Government of a special joint military/police task force to take charge of providing all around security for all schools in the country and especially those located in the frontline states of terrorists attacks in the North of Nigeria.

The group which expressed sadness that the nation is yet to get it right with providing foolproof and solid security to students and all civilian soft targets in spite of the frequency of the attacks by the violent terrorists over the years resulting in the killing of an unprecedented number of innocent teenage students and the abduction of scores of students, also asked the Nigerian Government to look for ways and means of requesting broader military intervention of the United States through the mechanism of the United Nations Security Council [UNSC]. The Rights group said the current widespread terror attacks constitute grave crimes against humanity demanding the broader intervention of the international community.

In a statement signed jointly by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the national Media Affairs Director Miss. Zainab Yusuf, the Rights group said there is no distinction between the brutal and bloody atrocities perpetrated consistently by the Northern Nigeria- based armed Islamic fundamentalists and their colleagues of the Islamic terrorists cells currently unleashing a regime of bestial brutalities in Iraq and parts of Syria under the sobriquet of ISIS.

The Rights group has therefore urged the Nigerian Government to seek greater United States' military intervention in Northern Nigeria in line with the current global move spearheaded by the government of the United States of America targeted against the terrorists group in the lawless region of Iraq and Syria [ISIS]. HURIWA asserted that so far the limited presence of United States' armed security advisers working with the hierarchy of the Nigerian Armed Forces hasn't achieve the intended aim of destroying the armed Islamic terrorists in Northern Nigeria and the release of the over 255 school girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok local council of Borno State since April 2014.

HURIWA stated thus; "We urge the Nigerian Government to further step up the fight against armed Islamic extremists currently threatening not just the territorial integrity of Nigeria but also the enjoyment of the fundamental constitutional rights to life and right to freedom of movement encompassed in chapter four of the 1999 constitution f the Federal Republic of Nigeria [as amended]. We are convinced even more than before that now is the time for the Nigerian State to declare full blown war against the terrorists even while continuing the process and mechanisms of constructive dialogue with any repentant insurgents".

The Rights group which also argued that the frequent attacks against educational institution constitute grave attacks against the Right to education of the Nigerian Children also stated; "The Nigerian Government should constitute a national joint military/police task force to patrol all the educational institutions in Nigeria with greater emphasis around the schools located in the frontline states of the ongoing counter terrorism war in the North including Kano state whereby several students have been killed in the last couple of months by the terrorists who claims to be vehemently opposed to former and western education".

"The Nigerian State must break this vicious circle of targeted bombing campaign by the armed terrorists against innocent Nigerian Students. Governments at all levels have the primary constitutional responsibility and duty of providing security t the lives and property of the citizenry. We are tired of mourning the unfortunate slaughter of younger Nigerians by these mass murderers who are yet to be brought to decisive justice".