Friday, August 2, 2019
Advertisement

PHOTOS: 2baba, Ezekwesili, Odinkalu mourn victims of killings

PHOTOS: 2baba, Ezekwesili, Odinkalu mourn victims of killings
May 28
18:43 2018
Advertisement

Nigerians from all walks of life on Monday converged on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, to mourn victims of killings across the country.

The mourners were clad in black shirts with the inscription #OneDeathTooMany.

Civil society groups, human rights activists, and family members of some victims were in attendance.

Chidi Odinkalu, convener of the programme, said the event was organised to acknowledge the departed.

He lamented that killer herders were controlling territories in the middle belt while kidnappers and cultists had taken over the south-east and south-south.

“The government is losing territory to armed bandits who are killing Nigerians and the same government who should lead us against this things are now the one dividing Nigerians,” he said.

“We are now in a country where the human life is meaningless and in which Nigerians are being divided across ethnic and sectarian boundaries when people die.

“And we want to call attention to the need to return our country to what matters; a sheer humanity and citizenship and that is the only way you can run a united democratic republic. If you don’t have citizens and you don’t honour human life, you cannot have a country.”

Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia, an activist and musician, Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, were among those present at the event.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2019 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
August 01, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement