The National Association of Nigerian Students, the South-West zone, and other student groups have joined a large number of Nigerians to condemn the terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, which left several people dead.
NANS, in a statement issued Monday, signed by its local Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator and Secretary; Adegboye Olatunji, Alao John and Awoyinfa Opeoluwa, respectively, said the attack was detrimental to the lives of citizens of the state and strongly condemned.
In part, the statement read, “How could this horrible incident happen without the involvement of terrorists, even in the province known as one of the most powerful security forces in the world, Amotekun.
“Everywhere you look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing.
“There has been a lot of talk about change in our political parties, especially the ruling party, but the level of insecurity and robbery is on the rise.
“It is clear that no change has taken place, much to the dismay of the citizens of the country.
The NANS has charged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retreat), and the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, to deal with the security situation of the country and the state.
“Equally, we urge the federal government, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, respectively, to stand up immediately so that the invaders are hunted down without leaving any stone unturned,” the statement said.
Also, the Students ’Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, condemned the killings and accused the State Government of taking drastic measures against the security situation of the country where the killings were now on the rise.
Monday’s statement was signed jointly by the Union President, Secretary-General and Public Relations Officer, Olayiwola Festus, Odewale Samuel and Ogunperi Taofeek respectively, “The killings are like a massacre that is rampant in the country. the unbearable rate of deterioration of the security system in our country.
“It is a sad fact that the world is now in the grip of a society of debauchery that has become a hotbed of hostility where looters come in with tremendous and fearless means to harvest the lives of innocent people.
“The government’s handling of security issues has not been encouraging in recent years. These have strengthened the criminals, and the kidnappers to carry out their actions even during the day at the bar without fear of being confronted or arrested. In improving the country’s security system, therefore, the government must take steps to punish and repatriate land.
The union has accused the government of taking urgent action, adding that criticism and consolation are not enough.
On the other hand, the Director of the Law Students ’Association of Nigeria, South-West Zone, Richard Solomon, said,“ This incident is unfortunate and has shaken the country. LAWSAN South-West Zone has found it important to extend its heartfelt and compassionate support to grieving citizens and indigenous peoples. We pray that that may happen again.
“Therefore, we would like to advise the Ondo Regional Government to intensify its search and eventually arrest the perpetrators. Remembering that “delayed justice is denied”, we believe there should be no hesitation in bringing these criminals before justice.
“As we mourn the loss of our fellow citizens, it is sad to note that hope does not diminish and that we can bring about real change together. We must continue to focus; keep doing good to our country. We must do all we can to avoid the abandonment and abandonment of history and generations. ”