CSOs mourn victims of violent killings in Nigeria

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Niger State on Tuesday joined their counterparts across Nigeria to mourn victims of violent killings across Nigeria.
They also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of innocent Nigerians.

Carrying placards with inscriptions, “Enough of the killings of Nigerians, The life of every Nigerian matters, Injury to one is injury to all of us, President Buhari act now and very fast too”, the CSOs called for an end to all forms of killings going on across Nigeria.

At the peaceful procession to drum support for an end to bloodletting across Nigeria, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Niger State Council, Comrade Abdul Idris, said that it was worrisome that Nigerians no longer sleep with their two eyes closed for fear of uncertainties.
Abdul said that journalists were involved in this year’s ‘National Day of Mourning’ because they are also victims by violence crime on the line of duties and many also lost their lives in the pursuit for the truth seeking global developments.

Abdul Idris appealed to the incoming government to rise up to the challenge of securing the lives of innocent Nigerians who are on a daily basis being maimed by; armed bandits, Boko-Haram, armed robbers, Fulani herdsmen, kidnappers and ritual killers.

Peace is a very critical ingredient to nation building but this vital component is very much lacking and without peace no development can thrive, Comrade Abdul said and emphasized the need for the President Muhhamadu Buhari led administration to end insecurity.

Convener of the peace protest, Mathew Oladele, had earlier said that the National Day of Mourning and Remembrance Day is a citizens-led initiative to express solidarity and to demand accountability for the security and welfare of all Nigerians.

Oladele said that it was saddening that Nigeria was grappling security issues such as the growing spate of impunity, adding that the event is being observed to create awareness and stir the consciences of leaders into developing the political will to protect the commonwealth of the country through accountability in governance.

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