Mr. Emmanuel Ohiomokhare, National Media Director of PAN

Insecurity: Group decries incessant killings in Kaduna, Zamfara, Plateau, others

*The Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria denounces the ongoing acts of bandits and tribal murderers, making the Nigerian states quite ungovernable, while keeping the citizens in perpetual fear

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

In view of the current heightened state of insecurity caused by banditry, Boko Haram insurgents, and other enemies of the state in the West African country, the Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria (PAN) has noted that the trend has become really bad that Nigerians no longer sleep in peace.

PAN stated that against the idea of a one Nigeria, which was propagated by the founding fathers of the great nation, there is now a tilt more towards ethnicity and tribal sentiments, which have sometimes resulted in conflicts.

ISWAP-Boko Haram terrorists

Mr. Emmanuel Ohiomokhare, National Media Director of Progressive Ambassadors Of Nigeria, in a statement said Wednesday, September 8, 2021, said: “We now hear and see many Nigerians migrating from places where they once lived happily to other parts of the country just to save their lives.

“This situation has not only become worrisome but tragic for a nation that was once the leader in the African continent and has all the potential to be a global leader in politics, governance and economy.”

According to the group, in respect of the foregoing, the PAN wishes to join millions of Nigerians to “Express solidarity with our brethren; male, female and children; no matter your tribe, creed or religion all over the country going through the consequences of this mindless state of insecurity.

“Condemn the spate of insecurity in the country which has claimed thousands of lives. This insecurity has become unbearable in all parts of the country. Nigeria, which was a relatively peaceful country has now become a haven for all kinds of criminality.

“The Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria will want to specifically mention the killings in Plateau, Kaduna, Niger, Katsina and Zamfara States, which are gradually taking the form of genocide.”

It further stated: “These killings have gone from mere criminal acts to a massacre. PAN condemns the acts of these bandits and tribal murderers who have made the states quite ungovernable and put citizens in perpetual fear.

President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR

“It is quite obvious that the situation in Plateau and Kaduna in particular have become thoroughly bothersome and it is spiralling out of control.  There is already a mass exodus of residents from these states.”

PAN, therefore calls on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare a ‘State of Emergency’ in these two states to restore peace and sanity.

This is extremely important as the developments in these states have gone beyond the powers of the democratically elected executives and must be brought under control.

State of Emergency rule has proved in the past to restore peace and stability in states, the group noted.

The statement further said PAN commended the Nigerian media for its doggedness and objectivity in reporting the issues so far.

Ohiomokhare, however, noted in the statement, that “the media has not been comprehensive in its reports as we have noticed a whole lot of under-reporting of the situation in many of the troubled spots of the country.

“We urge the media to remain steadfast to its ethics and professionalism. The media should not under any circumstances allow itself to be coerced or muzzled.

“We also urge the media not to be tempted by any enticement that may be dangled by forces of evil that want to see the disintegration of Nigeria.”

The statement added: “PAN is unequivocally, committed to the unity and prosperity of Nigeria, as we pray that God will give the leaders at all levels the wisdom to steer the ship from these troubled times to a time when every Nigerian will be proud of the country.

We believe it is possible. Indeed, a New Nigeria is possible!”

Kindly Share This Story