Civil Society Organizations, under the auspices of Joint Nigeria Crisis Committee, wants Government to take proactive step in protecting lives of citizens.
This is contained in a statement signed by country director Global Rights, Mrs Baiyewu Teru and Former chairman of National Human Rights Commission Mr Chidi Odinkalu,
This is following news received of the conviction of five persons on charges of culpable homicide punishable with death for the killing of a pastoralist in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State by the High Court in the sate.
“Given the facts of the case We applaud their assiduousness in this particular case, and affirm our support for the rule of law and the administration of justice.”
“However, we are reminded that in the first quarter of this year alone, more than 4000 Nigerians have been killed in violent attacks by groups described in various places as armed pastoralists.”
Nigeria Mourns therefore calls on government, particularly our security agencies to fulfil their constitutional obligation of ensuring the safety and security of all Nigerians.