Rights com­mis­sion seeks end to il­le­gal arms im­por­ta­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mau­reen Onochie

The Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, Na­tional Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion (NHRC), Prof Bem Angwe has called on the United Na­tions (UN) to help stop the il­le­gal im­por­ta­tion of am­mu­ni­tions into Nige­ria.

Speak­ing when he re­ceived the deputy di­rec­tor, Counter-Ter­ror­ism Com­mit­tee Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­torate of United Na­tions, (UN) Mr Weix­iong Chen and his team at the com­mis­sion’s head­quar­ters over the week­end, he said the il­le­gal im­por­ta­tion of am­mu­ni­tions and weapons into the coun­try had em­pow­ered in­sur­gents in car­ry­ing their das­tardly acts.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the in­sur­gents have spon­sors who aided them with in­for­ma­tion, fi­nance and weapons in car­ry­ing out their op­er­a­tions hence the need of the UN body to help in car­ry­ing out in­ves­ti­ga­tions to find out the spon­sors of the in­sur­gent groups.

The Deputy Di­rec­tor said the aim of the team’s visit to Nige­ria amongst other trou­bled coun­tries was to seek ways which they could as­sist in com­bat­ing ter­ror­ism in th­ese coun­tries.

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