The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has called for an end to the ongoing killings in the Southeast.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, JNI was retaliating for the assassination of Harira Jubril, a pregnant mother with four children, in the Isulo village of Anambra State.
JNI’s Secretary-General, Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, issued a statement calling Harira’s and her children’s deaths “barbaric, senseless, and unprovoked.”
The group, led by Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, stated that the operations of unknown gunmen in the South East can no longer be tolerated, and urged governments at all levels to solve the region’s security concerns.
The organisation, however, commiserated with the families of the victims of serial killings and abductions across the country.
The statement reads: “We have had enough, so it should be left for what is enough! Moreover, as we have always stated in our similar press releases, governments should be seen as swiftly acting on security-related issues, as it is its primary Constitutional responsibility to protect, secure and provide welfare to citizens, as enunciated on the second schedule of the 1999 amended Constitution.
“JNI has painfully, with dismay been observing the orchestrated unchecked atrocities dished out to many innocent Muslim menial traders’ wares, including animals. The attitude, in effect, depicts the most unfortunate high level of hatred and impunity. The JNI feels that it was high time the governments acted lest things get out of hand.
“Government must spare no efforts to immediately take control of all forests and swampy areas that have become hideouts for criminals and constitute a joint task force to specially attend to the rising tide of killings in South-Eastern Nigeria.
“Governments at all levels should act beyond mere verbal condemnations on security-related matters and the South-Eastern states’ governments and Governors, as well as community leaders over there should be seen and heard condemning and assuaging fears and tension within their respective states and communities (as the case may be) as silence would not be golden, in so unfortunate a situation.”
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