Berom Youth Moulders (BYM), a sociocultural group of Berom Youths, has expressed worry over spate of killings in zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and Benue States.
President of BYM, Rwas Gabriel Sunday Badung, in a statement today, Thursday, said that members of the group are upset with the spate of unwanted and indiscriminate killings of innocent lives and the destruction of property.
“These killings are not just inhuman but very unfortunate, at a time when most developing countries like Rwanda that had similar experiences in the past are constantly in touch with the reality and is poised to sustain the peace in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide.
“Berom Youth Moulders calls on the Federal Government of Nigeria to rise up to its constitutional responsibility of defending the lives and properties of citizens and this can only be possible if the fight against criminality is objective. “The Government should exert the political will needed to apprehend and prosecute criminal elements whose activities have made peace elusive.”
The association reminded the Federal Government that the continued killings and heightened criminal activities has the potentiality of retarding development as investors would prefer to invest their resources in countries they are assured of maximum security of lives and properties.”
BYM advised citizens to be law abiding even as it called on the people, especially in the rural areas to be vigilant, considering that the farming season is approaching.
“Ensure that all suspicious activities and movements are reported to security agencies for prompt action please. Also, avoid divisive comments but rather make good and positive use of the social media so as not to escalate tension in the country.”