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YWCA condemns killings in Plateau, tasks FG on improved security - ITREALMS Online

The Young Women’s Christian Association of Nigeria (YWCA) has expressed concerns and agony over the recent senseless attacks and bloodbath that occurred in Plateau State at the weekend, describing it as sad and terrifying, reports ITRealms.

National President, YWCA, Lady Chikwue Ochiagha in her reaction, said that the worrisome situation now is that no day passes without news report of some killings by gunmen and destruction of communities in the country.

“It is also worrisome that there appear not to be known evidences of provocation for the unleashing of these attacks and killings. We are quick to also state herein that even if there be provocation of any sort, the offended should use legal means of obtaining justice within the ambit of the law of the land,” she said.

The group also noted that recent attacks in Plateau State resulted in the death of about 200 persons. This is one attack, too many.

As an NGO with peace building as one of our thematic issues she said, they unequivocally condemn these attacks, killings and all forms of violence in whatever name “whether religion and /or commerce.”

She insisted that it is absolutely unacceptable to Nigerians.

“As it were, a lot of women and young girls who we work for their empowerment and all round development are directly and indirectly affected. Some have become widows, suffering food crises, rendered homeless with education of the girls disrupted.

They called on the Federal Government to review the country’s security architecture in order to effectively secure the lives and property of Nigerians.


”This call is urgent more than ever before. There is need to strengthen and overhaul the security machinery of the nation to function proactively. The most vulnerable spots of these attacks and the states are known to make our security be on alert at such spots and prevent the attacks before they are unleashed. It is becoming hard to believe that the Federal Government agrees with the constitutional provision that security and welfare of citizens is the primary purpose of government. The press assurances by government of being on top of the situation must translate into visible practical actions,” YCWA said.

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Pix: National President, YWCA, Lady Chikwue Ochiagha

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