Berom Youth Moulders Association (BYM), a socio-cultural group which is also the umbrella body of Berom youths, has condemned the ongoing killings in Katsina State and other parts of Nigeria. Leadership reports
According to a statement by its president, Rwas Gabriel Sunday Badung, the entire Berom youths are saddened and upset with the spate of killings and destruction of property in the country, especially the bloodbath in Zamfara, Kaduna, Benue and Katsina states.
He said these killings are not just inhuman but very unfortunate, at a time when most developing countries like Rwanda that had similar experiences in the past are constantly in touch with the reality and is poised to sustain the peace in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide.
He called on the federal government to rise up to its constitutional responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of citizens and that this can only be possible if the fight against criminality is objective.
According to him, the government should exert the political will needed to apprehend and prosecute criminal elements whose activities have made peace elusive.
“The association reminds the federal government that the continued killings and heightened criminal activities has the potency to retard our development as investors prefer to invest their resources in countries they are assured of maximum security of lives and properties.
“BYM encourages citizens to be law abiding and to remind our own citizens especially those in the rural areas to be vigilant, considering that the farming season is approaching.
“ Ensure that all suspicious activities and movements are reported to security agencies for prompt action please.
Also, avoid divisive comments but rather make good and positive use of the social media so as not to escalate tension in the country,” he said.