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NBM seeks decisive action against xenophobic attacks, others

By Clarkson Voke Eberu
07 March 2017   |   4:24 am
The Neo-Black Movement (NBM) of Africa has condemned the mindless killing of Nigerians and destruction of their businesses in South Africa, urging a decisive action against the xenophobic attacks.

A man holds a brick near the hostels in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg where clashes broke out / Mujahid Safodien /AFP<br />

The Neo-Black Movement (NBM) of Africa has condemned the mindless killing of Nigerians and destruction of their businesses in South Africa, urging a decisive action against the xenophobic attacks.
 
During a media briefing at the weekend in Lagos, an official, Comrade Ernest Amadasu, bemoaned inadequate policing in Nigeria, stressing that the pockets of agitations in parts of the nation indicate “we are faced with a raging cult of violence.”
 
The crisis in the Niger Delta, agitations in the South East and violence in the land, according to him, bode looming danger. He stressed that the entire federation needs social justice.

   
Amadasu decried a situation where a victim was shot over and over again without help for him from the South African police or any of the security agencies. He also clarified that the blackist movement was not a criminal organisation, as it conducts its activities openly within the purview of extant laws as a registered entity with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
 
He submitted that most of the heinous crimes being perpetrated in the polity were borne out of ignorance and greed.The association also condemned the alleged invasion of its regional summit in Sapele, Delta State on February18, 2017 by the police and military.
 
The National Legal Adviser, Chief Hope Aliyu, who expressed the displeasure at the event, enjoined the state government and the affected security agencies to thoroughly investigate the incident.
   
He wondered why the same security organs that granted clearance and provided cover for the event later turned around to humiliate the dignitaries that came around even in their lodges under the pretext of an unfavourable report from the local vigilance group in the community.
   
Aliyu reiterated that the activities of the movement had a legal seal as affirmed by a subsisting Federal High Court ruling.The association, therefore, demanded an unreserved apology within 14 days, threatening legal action if it did not get it.
 
Earlier, the National President, Chief Felix Kupa, in his address read by the Media/Publicity Officer, Klinton Aduba, wished President Muhammadu Buhari a speedy recovery and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo an excellent stewardship as he steers the ship of state.
 
He reaffirmed that the Pan-Africanist non-governmental organisation was committed to the advancement of the black race and the world.Kupa added that the movement’s ideologies were firmly rooted in the teachings of great Pan-Africanists like the late Kwame Nkrumah, Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, W.E.B. DuBois, Nnamdi Azikiwe and others.