A group, Women in Politics Forum, has condemned the recent killings of four students of University of Port Harcourt, River State and 40 students of the Federal Polytechnic Mubi in Adamawa State.
The forum, which comprised National Women Leaders of Action Congress of Nigeria, Labour Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, All Nigeria Peoples Party, Congress for Progressive Change and Peoples Democratic Party, argued that the future of Nigeria was being threatened by the murder of the youth.
WIPF, in a statement on Friday entitled: ‘What Have We Done To Deserve This?’ and signed by National Women Leader of ACN, Hajia Hafsat Mohammed and her CPC counterpart, Sharon Ikeazor, regretted that the security agencies had failed in their responsibilities in ensuring the protection of lives and property.
The forum said, “We the Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) made up of the National Women Leaders of ACN, LP, APGA, ANPP, CPC and PDP have come together in pain and anguish to condemn the killing of our children.
“We woke up on the Oct. 2 to hear of the mass murder of 40 students of the Federal Polytechnic Mubi in Adamawa State; they were each called out by name and shot. The assailants had a hit list and armed with sophisticated weapons, and went from house to house to pick out these poor defenceless students.
“Where were the Nigerian Police Force? Where were the Militarily Joint Task Force? We are killing our future by murdering our promising youth on a daily basis. Every day we are burying our children and yet this is peace time or are we at war? What has gone wrong?
“Still reeling from shock of the Mubi killings we woke up to hear of the murder of the four young boys, Lloyd, Ugonna, Tekena and Chidiaka, students of the University of Port Harcourt. They were battered, bludgeoned and set ablaze, while the JTF and the Nigerian Police stood and watched claiming they were overwhelmed by the mob.”
They urged all mothers and women of Nigeria to arise and demand answers from Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State and President Goodluck Jonathan.