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CSOs task South-East leaders on security, lament killings, others

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
19 October 2021   |   2:58 am
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), comprising Civil Rights Concern, Hope Givers Initiative and Justice Development and Peace/Caritas, have charged the leaders in the South-East

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), comprising Civil Rights Concern, Hope Givers Initiative and Justice Development and Peace/Caritas, have charged the leaders in the South-East to step up efforts towards securing the zone.

The charge was contained in a communique signed by Okey Onyeka, OnyekaOkey Udegbunam and Rev Fr. Edwin Udoye and made available to journalists at the end of their meeting yesterday.

The CSOs observed that peace, security and public safety are the primary responsibilities of every government all over the world, noting that in a democracy, free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections are the foundations for the emergence of legitimate leadership.

“Unfortunately, these elements of democracy, good governance, and sustainable development are being threatened in the South-East region of Nigeria, particularly in Anambra State, with the rising insecurity and “no election” campaign by agitating groups, and this has escalated since the arrest and detention of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government of Nigeria,” the communique stated.

“As concerned lead civil society organisations working in partnership with associations and community groups in Anambra State and the South-East region, we are pained by the unbridled escalation of insecurity and public safety that result in killings, burning of vehicles, public facilities, and private properties,” the communiqué stated.
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