Violent Killings: CSOs Call For National Day Of Mourning

22 May 2018 National News News

A group of civil society organizations under the auspices of joint Nigeria Crisis Committee is to organise a national day of mourning in remembrance of victims of violent killing in the country.

Worried about the level of impunity and continued killings, the group called on Government to rise to its civic responsibility of protecting lives of its citizen.

Addressing news in Abuja country Director Global Rights Ms Abiodun Baiyewu-Teru urged Nigerians to unite and stand against violence.

“We hope that the collective action would console grieving communities across the country, the committee has agreed to declare 28 day of May as a National day of Mourning across the nation ”

Mr Jaiye Gaskya of Take Back Nigeria, called on Citizens across the country to observe a minute of  silence by 12noon of same day in honor of the departed souls.

“As a sign of our collective mourning, citizens will organize and hold a solemn assemblies with a minute of silence, schools should fly their flags at half mast for the entire day.”

Former chairman of National Human Rights Commission Mr Chidi Odinkalu, urged the political class to deliver their mandate to Nigerians

“We seek to stir the conscience of our political class into developing the political will to protect our Commonwealth through accountable governance.”

By: Julian Osamoto/Abuja

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