CSOs wants govt to overhaul its approach to incidences of violence, killings.




Civil Society Oganizations has urged government at all levels to take relevant actions by putting in place enduring machinery to stem the tide of ever growing level of insecurities and soaring spate of impunity accross the country.

This was as the Civil society organisations (CSOs) marks the National Day of Mourning on Tuesday.

The Executive Director of Participation Initiative for Behavioural change in Development(PIBCID), Gift Omoniwa who led other CSOs in the state to mark this year’s celebration of National Day of mourning in kogi state stated that the society of Nigeria have had enough of the killings in many part of the country.

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She said since the rate of violent activities via kidnappings, armed robbery and banditry and ethnic clashes have reached the roof top, the relevant stakeholders should increase their efforts and restore peace in the society.

“Since we are still grappling with the level of insecurities and the growing spate of impunity, that necessitated last year’s National Day of mourning as a results of increased police brutality, armed banditry, BokoHaram, militia herdsmen and electoral violence, we have been compelled to again draw the attention of government and all relevant stakeholders to live up to their mandate of protection of lives and property of Nigerians”, Gift maintained.

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Shedding more light, she said the National Day of mourning and remembrance is a citizen led initiative of “Enough is Enough”, and which is being coordinated by PIBCID in kogi to express solidarity and demand accountability for the security and welfare of all Nigerians.

The PIBCID state coordinator who noted the National Day of mourning held its premiere on May 28, 2018 across the 36 states and FCT in the country, she said among other objectives, the body seeks to stir the conscience of the political class into developing the political will to protect the Nation’s common wealth through accountable governance.

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She express solidarity with grieving communities accross the country; rekindle citizens sense of nationhood and assert that citizen no longer condone the narratives that seeks to divide the people.

The celebration of this year National Day of mourning was witnessed by all the registered CSOs in the state with pomp and pegeantry, with the massage “enough of violence in the society.

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