The Guardian (Nigeria)

CSOS task South- East leaders on security, lament killings, others

- From Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka

Society Organisati­ons ( CSOS), comprising Civil Rights Concern, Hope Givers Initiative and Justice Developmen­t and Peace/ Caritas, have charged the leaders in the SouthEast to step up efforts towards securing the zone.

The charge was contained in a communique signed by Okey Onyeka, Onyekaokey Udegbunam and Rev Fr. Edwin Udoye and made available to journalist­s at the end of their meeting yesterday.

The CSOS observed that peace, security and public safety are the primary responsibi­lities of every government all over the world, noting that in a democracy, free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections are the foundation­s for the emergence of legitimate leadership.

“Unfortunat­ely, these elements of democracy, good governance, and sustainabl­e developmen­t are being threatened in the SouthEast region of Nigeria, particular­ly in Anambra State, with the rising insecurity and “no election” campaign by agitating groups, and this has escalated since the arrest and detention of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government of Nigeria,” the communique stated.

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