The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, YOWICAN, has urged the federal government to declare a State of Emergency on security in Nigeria.
Speaking with journalists in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital yesterday, chairman, North-Central zone of YOWICAN, Daniel Kazai, said the declaration will help put an end to the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians.
Mr. Kazai also lampooned President Goodluck Jonathan for abandoning his constitutional responsibility to concentrate on electioneering campaigns while Boko Haram unleash terror on hapless Nigerians.
The YOWICAN chairman said that the Federal Government is not doing enough towards ending the insurgency and other criminal activities in parts of the country.
His words: “Some leaders are being unconcern about the unfortunate happenings in the country.
“It is very unfortunate that our leaders are so heartless, selfish, so unconcern about what is happening to our people.
“You will see that while lives are being lost on daily basis, our selfish politicians are going from one place to another, canvassing for votes and I wonder who will vote them if the people are all killed”.
Mr. Kazai noted that until peace is restored to places such as Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and some parts of Taraba, Nasarawa and Plateau states, the 2015 general elections may not hold as the affected states may not be conducive for the exercise.
On the purported ceasefire deal, he said Boko Haram, rather than the government, should have been the one to make the announcement.
“Just yesterday we read in the media that the Boko Haram group has denied ever having any cease fire agreement with the federal government and we have continued to record more killings in the affected parts of the country. So it means that the said agreement has not been taken in anywhere and the security agents must sustain their efforts in the fight against this wicked people”, he stated.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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