The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) has condemned the recent murder of about 20 villagers in Kaboro, Zamfara State, even as it condemned the federal government for failing in delivering the first service to the people - that of security of life and property.
This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Emma Eneukwu, and made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday. The party described the kilings as acts of wickedness against humanity.
The statement read: “Our great party is concerned. This is a sad statement on the value of human life in Nigeria. We condemn this, and other acts of wickedness against fellow citizens.
“Just a couple of weeks ago, Dogon Dawa village in Birnin Gwari local government of Kaduna State was attacked in a similar way resulting in the death of over 24 villagers.
"What is more, Zamfara State was in June this year attacked by a gang of robbers who invaded Dan-Gulbi and Guru Villages, moving from door to door as they shot and slit the necks of defenseless villagers, leaving scores of Nigerian citizens dead.
“With so much money voted annually for security, our great party wonders what other stimulus is needed by the security sector in order to structure a water-tight and sustainable policing network that will include the hinterland, remote settlements and other rural clusters.”
The party, however, called on the police to go all the way in investigating the remote and immediate causes of this desecration of human life, in order to fish out the criminals so that a repetition would be averted.