Wednesday, 30 May 2018

2baba, Oby Ezekwesili lead protest in Abuja, want FG to declare May 28 National Day of Mourning

Activist, Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday teamed up with top artist, Innocent 2baba Idibia, and civil rights activist, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, at a peaceful march against the spate of killings across the country.
The three individuals led the Civil Society Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee to stage the peaceful walk in Abuja. The protest march was tagged the National Day of Mourning. It was held at the Unity Fountain, which for over a month, was condoned off by security operatives to starve off Shitte group from holding their protest rally there.

Ezekwesili, who is also the Coordinator of Bring Back Our Girls, prevailed on the government to declare May 28 every year as National Day of Mourning in honour of the people who lost their lives from the mindless killings across the country.

Scores of people have been killed in Benue, Taraba, Kogi and Nasarawa States by suspected herdsmen in conflict over access to land, while the killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States were in part due to reprisal act of cattle rustlers against local vigilance groups.

Speaking to journalists, Tuface described the situation in the country as that of a state of emergency. The music act tasked the public not to remain silent to the strange killings. He also said government must be held accountable while the public must be on the path of consciousness.

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