To end the current violent insurgency in the country, all hands must be on deck, so says the Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed.
The governor, who made the charge while receiving a group of women protesting the kidnap of secondary school girls in Borno State at Government House, Ilorin, described the insurgents’ activities as a test of Nigerians’ faith in the country and stressed everyone join hands with the government and security agencies to end the menace.
“The success of the current pursuit of peace by security agencies will require every hand to be on deck.
“Information is very important. We must see ourselves as each others keepers to live in peace”, he said.
The Governor promised to deliver the message of the women to President Jonathan with an expectation that the Presidency will give Nigerians confidence that the prevailing security challenges would be brought under control.
The Women wing of the Nasrul-lahi of Nigeria NASFAT in Kwara State who staged the peaceful protest against the abduction of over 200 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State and other acts of violence by insurgents in parts of the country, said their heart bleeds for the country.
Their leader, Hajia Ummuani Abdulrahaman, said the activities of insurgents, particularly the bomb blast at Nyanya, Abuja and the abduction of the female students called for concern by all stakeholders in the country, irrespective of religious and political differences.
Hajia AbdulRahaman who presented a letter of protest to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for transmission to President Goodluck Jonathan said “We know what it takes to lose a pregnancy talkl less of a child. We want these children to be recovered because they are our futures. They are what we depend on as mothers”, she pleaded.
The NASFAT women leader who said as mothers the women felt the agonies of the mothers of the abduction girls, noted that the activities of the insurgents have gone beyond religious affiliations, adding that people of all religious faiths must come together to tackle the slaugh of insurgents, especially the violence against women in different forms.