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NBM canvasses collaboration to halt killings


The Neo-Black Movement of Africa (NBM) has urged the Federal Government to partner with more competent people and experts outside the administration to find last solutions to the orgy of killings in the country.

The group says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is at its wits end, hence, needs fresh ideas and measures to contain the raging massacres engendered by the deadly activities of the Boko Haram sect and herdsmen in some parts of the country.

The movement’s President, Chief Felix Kupa, who spoke with newsmen during the organisation’s 40th national convention in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, stated that it is high time the killers and their backers were arrested and prosecuted for their dastardly acts.

The 14th lecture, which was also encapsulated in the convention, had “The role and impact of security in nation-building” as its theme.

Kupa said: “We have witnessed enough slaughtering of our loved citizens. Time to act is now. History will not be fair to the current crop of political office holders if the crisis is left to further degenerate. It must be admitted that the country cannot afford to risk a full-blown war like it was a time in Rwanda.”

The NBM, which donated two oxygen concentrators to the children ward of the State Hospital, Ijebu Ode, as part of its humanitarian contribution to the community that hosts the convention, also visited the “SOS Children Village” in Owu-Ijebu, and donated a cheque of N200,000 towards uplifting the black race.

The representative of the orphanage home, Assistant Mother Rep, Mrs. Lamina Araba, thanked the NBM for finding it worthy to visit the home.

She stated that the SOS children village was founded by an Austrian medical student, Hermann Gmeiner, who witnessed the suffering of many orphans and abandoned children after the World War II and felt that something had to be done to help them.

Spokesperson of the movement, Klinton Aduba, thanked the orphanage for the warm reception.

Aduba, who said the NBM of Africa was a non-governmental organisation that aimed at helping the black race in all spheres of life, promised that NBM would help to propagate the objectives of SOS children villages in Nigeria.

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