Group con­demns Nyanya bomb blast

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Lat­i­fat Opoola

A non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion, In­ter-Faith Ac­tiv­ity and Part­ner­ship for Peace (IFAPP) has con­demned last week’s Abuja bomb blast and the ab­duc­tion of fe­male stu­dents in Borno State.

A state­ment is­sued by the con­ven­ers of the group, Malam Nu­rud­deen Lemu and Rev. Fr. Ge­orge Ehu­sani ac­cused the govern­ment of not do­ing enough to pro­tect the lives of or­di­nary Nige­rian cit­i­zens.

The group said per­sis­tent in­se­cu­rity in the coun­try was en­cour­ag­ing ag­grieved cit­i­zens to take mat­ters into their hands.

It fur­ther con­demned the de­ploy­ment of large per­cent­age of se­cu­rity agents to pro­tect few eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal elite while the vast ma­jor­ity of the or­di­nary cit­i­zens are left unat­tended to.

They called on federal govern­ment and its se­cu­rity agencies to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dents and make those re­spon­si­ble face the law and fur­ther em­brace more pre­ven­tive mea­sures to pro­tect more lives and prop­er­ties.

The group who com­mis­er­ated with the vic­tims of the at­tack and their fam­i­lies also urged Boko-Haram in­sur­gents to put a stop to their at­tacks say­ing such ac­tions could not lead to the res­o­lu­tion of any of their grievances.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.