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Reps minority caucus, Okei-Odumakin condemn Sowore’s brother’s murder

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The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the brutal murder of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of the publisher of Sahara Reporters and rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.

“It is indeed heartbreaking that our nation’s promising young ones are being daily felled and maimed by bandits, terrorists and kidnappers who are now freely marauding our country, while the government looks overwhelmed and helpless,” the caucus said.

The President, Centre for Change, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has also condemned the murder of Olajide Sowore. She described his killing as one murder too many.

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The gruesome killing of Olajide, a Pharmacy Student of Igbinedion University, Edo state, on his way from school, by suspected terrorists, according to the caucus is another sad commentary on the horrible security situation and utter hopelessness in the country under the current administration.

“Our caucus deplores the ceaseless killings and kidnapping of students and school children in various parts of the country as well as the failure of government to take decisive steps to halt the trend.”

In a statement in Abuja yesterday, the caucus leader, Ndudi Elumelu called on the Inspector General of Police, IG to immediately track down the murderers as well as other terrorist and criminal gangs causing havoc in various parts of the country, and bring them to book.
 
Okei-Odumakin said, “I hardly could believe this dastardly act until I spoke with Comrade Omoyele Sowore himself and he confirmed the gruesome killing of his brother. 
   
“When will these senseless killings stop? When will the Federal Government and the security agencies wake up from their slumber and come alive to their prime responsibility of protecting life and property? When will the criminals be brought to book?”
 
Before our very eyes, the country is becoming a failed state; yet, all we hear from government are condolence messages and platitudes that do not hold water.
   
“We demand a thorough investigation into this killing. We demand that the perpetrators be apprehended speedily and be brought to justice,” Okei-Odumakin added.

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