Groups Observe Day Of Mourning For Victims Of Killings, Atrocities In Nigeria - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Groups Observe Day Of Mourning For Victims Of Killings, Atrocities In Nigeria




Nigerian youths adorned in black T - Shirts, on Tuesday, walked on the streets of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, in solidarity with grieving Nigerians who have lost their loved ones to the spate of killings across the country.

The group under the aegis of Enough Is Enough Nigeria(EIENigeria) and Global Rights - both Non - Governmental Organisations, condemned the wanton cheapening and wastage of lives of Nigerians through kidnapping, herdsmen attacks, Boko Haram insurgencies, militancy and violent conflicts in Zamfara, Kaduna, Adamawa, Benue, Taraba and other parts of the country.

They urged the government to take drastic measures to end the carnage and called on all Nigerians to observe a minute silence for the hapless Nigerians cut down in a gale of blood.

Describing the 'silent walk' action as a Day of National Mourning, the Coordinator of EIENigeria in Ogun State,  Ishola Adebayo, told The Daily Crucible that they elected to observe it in "honour and memory of all citizens lost in violent killings across the country" in the last couple of years.

Adebayo said the group would acknowledge  those killed and call their names out as a mark of respect for them,  charging the state and Federal Governments to do same by formally acknowledging the loss of those  citizens as worthy of more than a passive attention.

The Coordinator who led the silent walk to the Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council, on Okelewo,  also urged all Nigerians to wear black attires,  black arm bands or black ribbons this day as symbols of their solidarity while corporate entities and the government were asked to fly the national flag at half - mast throughout May 28.

Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

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