Tuesday, 28 May 2013

CLEEN Foundation Worried about Killings in Nasarawa

CLEEN Foundation said, the pocket of violence and incessant killings of security personnel and innocent members of the public in Nigeria is fast becoming a trend, indicating that the most recent being the killings of forty six police officers and ten officers of the Department of State Security Services were killed in Alakyyo Area of Nasarrawa State.
In a statement signed by its Executive Director Kemi Okenyodo, it said, the incident came barely a few weeks after similar killings in Bayelsa and Borno States. The right to life of every Nigerian including law enforcement and security personnel is guaranteed under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and it cannot be taken away unless as prescribed according to the laws.  “The perpetrators of the act must be accountable.”
It called for the need to urgently check the emerging trend of killing of law enforcement and security personnel in the country with a view to restoring the respect in the state, institutions and agencies.
“The CLEEN Foundation sympathises with the families, friends and colleagues of the officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies who were killed in Nassarawa State and wish to use this opportunity to call on the federal government to take more decisive steps to ensure the collective safety and security of all Nigerians including the law enforcement and security personnel .”

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