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Killings: Something urgent must be done—Group

Pelumi Olajengbesi, Executive Secretary, UGRFP

The United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP), an NGO, says something urgent must be done to stop the spate of killings across the country.

Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, the Group’s Executive Secretary, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, prayed God to grant each affected home the fortitude to deal with such severe losses.

He said that the recent incident in Plateau State in which many lives were lost had similar tales in Zamfara, Yobe and Borno.

“The nation wept as it does now, swore itself sore to the promise that never again would live be wasted so cheaply without justice only for us to go round full circle in a matter of days to this.

“Something urgent must be done to address the continuous killing of innocent men and women nationwide.

“There is yet a nation to save and it is a collective duty of all to seek new ways to address the fatal challenge before us.

“While the nation continues to weep, and rightly so, for the many lives lost senselessly in the alleged herdsmen attack, may I extend my deep condolences to the families of those who lost their lives,’’ he said.

He called on the Federal Government to more responsive to its duty of protecting lives and property.

The Police Command in Plateau had on Sunday confirmed the killing of 86 people in attacks on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attacks, describing the incident as “very painful and regrettable”, and warned that the government would not rest until the assailants were brought to justice.

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