CIVIL SOCIETIES BEMOURN SPATE OF KILLINGS IN NIGERIA
The Federal Government has been called upon to beef up measures aimed at tackling security challenges faced by the country.
A facilitator for Civil Society Organization in Enugu State, Mr. Onyebuchi Igboke made the call during a rally at Okpala Square to mark the National Day of mourning and Remembrance for all victims of violent killing across the country.
Civil Society Organizations present on the occasion include South Sharan Development Organization, Nigeria Association of Women Journalist NAWOJ, Advocacy Partnership for Good Governance, Center for media Advocacy.
According to Mr. Igboke, security and welfare of people should be a priority of any government for the nation’s development.
Mr. Igboke explained that the rally would be extended to Nimbo community in Uzouwani Local Government Area of Enugu State in solidarity with the people who were once attacked by herdsmen.
Also, the chairperson, Nigeria Association of Woman Journalists Enugu State, Comrade Ifeoma Amuta, who expressed worry over the continuous killings by herders appealed to the traditional rulers to cooperate with security agencies in the state to ensure adequate security of their communities.
All those who attended the rally were dressed in black and sang mourning songs. The theme of the event was one death too many Nigeria Mourns.