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|The Horrendous Killings In A Kano Motor Park, Maiduguri Et Al by NUAIT: 9:57am On Mar 22, 2013|
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NIGERIANS UNITE AGAINST INSECURITY AND TERRORISM (NUAIT)
ABUJA, NIGERIA. 22/03/2013
The Horrendous Killings in a Kano Motor Park, Maiduguri et al
Nigerians Unite Against Insecurity and Terrorism (NUAIT) decries in its strongest terms, the recent and unwarranted killing of innocent Nigerians in a Kano Motor Park, the killing of School teachers in Maiduguri, the hacking to death of a female Police DPO-Esther Tarimo and her seven year old son.
A while ago, another DPO, one Mr. Abubakar Digire, his deputy and eight other civilians were caught up in crossfire in Gwozo Local Government Area. Three days after President Jonathan’s visit, unknown gunmen killed two prominent PDP Chieftains, one Ibrahim Usman Gula and Hajia Gambo in Maiduguri, the Bornu State Capital.
A report reaching us from Plateau State indicates 35 or more people were killed aftermath of the communal war between the Torak and Fulani communities in Wase L.G.A of Plateau State. There is an endless list of these senseless killings. The unprecedented death rate in Nigeria is unbecoming of a country that is not formally fighting a civil war!
We sincerely commiserate with families that lost their loved ones in these pointless killings. We also vigorously demand that families that lost their relatives be adequately compensated.
At the risk of stating the obvious, Nigeria is gradually drifting into a failed State. Life expectancy in Nigeria is nothing to write home about. Life ceases to have meaning in a country where innocent people are randomly hacked to death for no reason. The recent massacre and pogrom in Kano is tantamount to the precursor to the Nigerian Civil War.
The Jonathan administration should explore the viability of declaring a state of emergency in some hotbeds of insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria.
We exhort our brothers in the South East to resist the temptation to carry out reprisal attacks. We also passionately implore Boko Haram and other splinter groups to lay down their arms, embrace peace and stop these wanton killings.
We also appeal to Nigerians especially those domiciled in the Northern states of Nigeria to jettison a penchant for lackadaisical attitude to security. Please report to appropriate security agencies if and when you notice any goings-on around you and as much as possible, stay away from unnecessary public gatherings.
We profoundly appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of our Security Agencies in view of the precarious nature of their assignment. We urge them to be less cavalier or pugnacious, be more proactive and channel more effort/resources to Intelligence gathering. There is no point bringing out kegs to fetch water after the rain must have stopped.
Let’s be our brothers keepers. Let all hands be on deck to stamp out insecurity and terrorism from our shores.
Please let us give peace a chance.
Nigerians Unite Against Insecurity and Terrorism. See it, hear it, say it, stop it!!!
God bless Nigeria and Nigerians!
1. President Goodluck Jonathan
2. Alhaji Sambo Dasuki (National Security Adviser)
3. Senator David Mark (President of the Senate)
4. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal (Speaker House of Representatives)
5. Chief of Defence Staff
6. Minister of foreign Affairs
7. The Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Nigeria
8. Mr. Mohammed Abubarka (Inspector General of Police)
9. Ekpeyong E. Ita (DG, State Security Service (SSS))
10. All 36 State governors in Nigeria
11. All DIG’s, AIG’s, and Police Commissioners of Police
12. All radio, TV, Media houses and Internet bloggers
13. Civil Liberties Organization, Nigeria
14. Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
15. Network on Police Reform
16. Amnesty International
17. Human Rights Watch
18. National Human Rights Commission
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