Story By Akinola Emmanuel, March 21, 2021
The Voters Assembly a human rights, Pro-democracy and security watch group has called on Governments throughout the country to rededicate themselves to the collective war and campaign against target killings of the electorates.
The group in a statement by it’s coordinator, Com Moshood Erubami condemned the seeming indifference being exhibited by the security Agencies on the series of dastardly killings of innocent men and women by the Boko Haram Insurgents and disgraceful kidnappings of school children all over the Northern states saying it is a bad indication of government ambivalence to it’s rampants.
It called on all levels of government to begin to take security issues much more seriously beyond the presently laid down architecture.
The recent criminal abduction of large population of students and killings of some of those kidnapped in Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger states are a new day heartbreaking reminder to governments that the act of terrorism, Armed Robbery, Kidnappings and Banditry should be meted with serious consequences.
The Group reiterated that the outbreak and the spreading of Insurgents war in Nigeria must not be treated with levity so as not to encourage the current upsurge of violent attacks by usually ‘unknown gunmen’ against the people of Nigeria warning the security stakeholders to rise against sending wrong signals for the systematic disrespect for the human rights of thousands of innocent people being murdered on daily basis.
“No one found to be committing criminality as a way of extorting money must be considered under any guise for amnesty and should never be given lucrative space for negotiation.”
The Group also reminded that It is the government and citizens responsibilities to defend the security and welfare of the generality of Nigerians, through eradicating the variants of insecurity that puts lives and properties and by extension people’s welfare at great risks in Nigeria.
The Group therefore called on the government to formally engage the Citizens Stakeholders to play their historically inclusive roles, as sovereign safeguards of their territories for the safety of properties and lives in their society.