(HURIWA) pleaded with the kidnappers of Lieutenant P.P. Johnson, a female military officer of Igbo descent who was abducted in Abia State, yesterday to spare her life and release her in the spirit of Christmas and because Igbo do not spill Igbo blood without repercussions.
In a statement, HURIWA’s National Coordinator Emmanuel Onwubiko pleaded with the people holding the lady soldier captive to think about quickly and unconditionally releasing her since she may also be their younger sister.
The rights organization emphasized that the Igbo people, who are collectively marginalized in the political system, would not be killed in order to satisfy the concerns of the armed non-state actors.
The statement read: “We beg the young lady soldier’s captors, who have exhibited her in a popular viral video, to release her immediately and refrain from further physical, mental, or psychological abuse to her.”
“We beg for pity for her and every other citizen of Igbo kept captive. We respectfully request that you free officer J.J. Johnson in the name of God. Her military service in no way amounts to a crime against any particular group.