…urges accountability, justice for victims
The Youth Party has called for urgent action to end the rising violence and insecurity across the country, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to ramp up measures to ensure citizens’ protection of lives and property.
In a statement by its National Chair, Mr. Tomiwa Aladekomo, the party, in solidarity with the National Day of Mourning for victims of insecurity in Nigeria, called for justice for thousands of innocent citizens violently killed across the country on account of insecurity.
Aladekomo, who noted that the continued spate of insecurity in the country had reached an alarming level, said the rising killings were an indication that Nigeria is sitting on a ticking time bomb, which could explode at any point in time if the menace is not quickly addressed.
According to him, “The Youth Party expresses its solidarity with the National Day of Mourning and demands justice and accountability for the security and welfare of all Nigerians, especially victims of this hydra-headed monster called insecurity.
“We are worried over the incessant killings and maiming of innocent citizens, which have festered unabated. While kidnapping and secessionists’ activities persist, bandits and other terrorists have continued killing tens of people daily in the name of farmers’ and herders’ clashes. Still, the authorities remain mute, with no clear direction to tackle the scourge and protect citizens.
“In Benue State alone, over 150 people have allegedly been killed in the last seven days, according to reports. Attacks, which were once spontaneous, have become premeditated scorched-earth campaigns in which marauders now attack villagers and other innocent people by surprise, even in broad daylight, to maim and kill citizens. How else do we describe a failed government? All these killings must stop!”
“We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and all elected government officials to, as a matter of urgency, bring to an end the rising violence and insecurity across the country.”