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Group condemns killing of students in Yobe

02 October 2013, 09:00

Abuja - The Foundation for Peace and Non-Violence in Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja condemned the recent killing of more than 50 students of the College of Agriculture, Gubja in Yobe.

Onengiya Erekosima, the President of the foundation, which is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), made the condemnation during a rally organised by the group.

He called on those responsible for the “barbaric act” to embrace peace, adding that killing innocent people would not solve any problem.

The group’s president also urged the group responsible for the killings to follow the path which brought peace and stability to the Niger-Delta region.

“Nigeria is unbreakable and no amount of killings will break up the country,” he said.

Erekosima blamed the current unrest in the country’s North-East to high rate of poverty and the deprivation of the basic necessities of life being experienced by youths in the country.

“Why should Nigerians kill their own fellow citizens? This is caused by hunger, unemployment, high rate of illiteracy and other forms of deprivation caused by some greedy Nigerians,” he said.

Erekosima said the group, if given a chance, could proffer solutions to the current unrest in some parts of the country.

He said the imposition of a state of emergency in some parts of the country was not the solution to the current unrest in the affected areas.

Erekosima also called on the country’s leadership to eschew corruption and injustice.

-    NAN


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