By Sarauniya G Usman
Members of Civil Society groups has called on government to take immediate actions against incessant killings in the country.
The group made the call during a rally organised by the network of Civil Society Organisation to demand on the government to take action to address the issues before it get out of hand.
Addressing journalist yesterday in Abuja,one of the convener and Former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC),
Prof. Chidi Odinkalu,said the essence of the event was to demand the Federal Government to take action to end all the various violent killings across the country.
“The government its losing territory to armed bandits who are killing Nigerians and the same government who should lead us against these things are now the ones dividing Nigerians,” he said.
The group said it is displeased with the manner in which the government has handled the issues of lives with no urgency to stop killings of innocent Nigerians.
The group also pleaded with the government to put better majors in place to safeguard Nigerians. “We need the government to show that it cares by holding to account those responsible for every senseless killing in the nation.
The Country Director Global Rights, Abiodun Baiyewu-Teru said it is the responsibility of the government to protect lives and property of Nigerians.
She explained that the government inaction in the face of the continued killings is a compromise to the trust of Nigerians.
Nigerians from all walks of life converged at the Unity Fountain to make the demand on the incessant killings across in the country.
They were all clad in white T-shirts with the inscription written, ‘Stop The Killings’, Members of civil society groups, human rights activists were in attendance with placards inscription on it: “End massacres solidarity March, End the violence, Justice Must Prevail in Nigeria, Stop the Killings”.
The rally which started at about 9:00am at the Unity Fountain to Aso Villa end up at the Fountain.