NEYIF Condemns Killings In Damaturu, Calls For Immediate Action | Independent Newspaper Nigeria

2024-04-04 23:10:53

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

DAMATURU - The North East Youth Initiative for Development (NEYIF) has strongly condemned the recent killing in Nayi-nawa, Damaturu Local Government, Yobe State of a young person by an unscrupulous criminal leading to his instant death.

NEYIF made the plea in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Dauda Muhammad Gombe and made available to the Daily Independent in Damaturu today.

NEYIF while commiserating with the family of the victim also called on the security authorities to intensify additional effort in addressing this unnecessary killing that is increasing recently especially in the Damaturu Metropolitan.

"You may recall that a few days ago, a similar incident occurred leading to the death of a promising, devoted and upright young man who served as a breadwinner for his family. The fact that this is coming just weeks after the first incident is a call for concern and action by both government, security and community structures".

"As an organization working to promote peace and development, we are committed to providing necessary support within our capacity to compliment the continuous effort of stakeholders at different levels. Such an incident has been time without number and nothing has been done to intervene effectively".

"It is based on this therefore, that we called on the State Government, Damaturu Local Government, Damaturu Emirate Council, Security Agencies; Police and NSCDC and other relevant stakeholders to not just enforce preventive measures to stop further of such incidence but to equally ensure all suspected individuals associated with these killings are brought to book for justice to play. This will not only serve as a deterring measure but will also build citizens resilience, confidence and respect for the rule of law".

"It is very pertinent at this point that we also called on government to tackle the activities of the so called 'Marlians' group and their ally who did not only stop in attacking people but also vandalizing properties, harassing and instilling fear in people causing unnecessary disruption to the relative peace the society is enjoying.

For parents and community members, it is equally important to report any suspicions and behaviors to the immediate and relevant establishments for our safety and security".

"Addressing this trend of killing before it escalates is a collective responsibility of us all. Let's all pour our hands together to play us in pain for the peace and development of our society".

2024-04-04 News