- NCWS call on FG to take adequate measures to address diaspora killings of Nigerians
The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has called on President Muhammedu Buhari, to take adequate steps to address the killings of Nigerians in diaspora.
The National president of NCWS, Dr (Mrs) Gloria Laraba Shoda, mni made the call in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
She said the killings of Nigerians all over the world is worrisome adding that the President Buhari led Federal Government should do more to ensure the safety of all Nigerians.
Recall that 118 Nigerians had so far lost their lives in different attacks over the years, out of which 13 were by the South African Police.
According to her, innocent Nigerians cannot continue to loss their lives just because they want to live in a foreign country.
“I think that the killings have continued because our government is not taking any decisive steps to address the incidents.
” Aside South Africa, Nigerians are also have been killed in other countries, such Italy etc’
“We are battling with the insecurity challenges in our country and our brothers and sisters that are aboard are also not allowed to have a peaceful life.
” This is unacceptable and as women, we are joining our voices with millions of Nigerians to say, No to inhuman treatment on Nigerians, No to the killings of Nigerians in daispora,” she said.
The council National President also called on the government to in testify its efforts to put an end to the present insecurity challenges in the country.
Innocent Nigerians like Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti and many others who have been killed by either, Boko Haram, Bandits, Herdsmen, and other criminals all deserve justice.
”The Federal Government should I testify its efforts to address the situation Insecurity in the country have rendered many homeless and caused young women to become widows and thousands of children orphans.
Shoda commended Senate President, Ahmed Lawan for the prompt action taken to begin to address the issue of recent killings in South Africa.
The council also commends Diaspora commission, led by Abike Dabiri, adding that the council would be ready at all times to add its voice to this cause.