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Girls Kidnapping: 10,000 Women Petitions NASS In Lagos


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Nigeria

April.28.2014

No fewer than 10,000 women in Lagos have petitioned the National Assembly over the recent abduction of 234 girls at in Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State by the Boko Haram sect.

The petition, signed by the women some of whom converged in Lagos for Women for Destiny Conference organized Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos, noted that the lives of the girls are in danger, and urged the National Assembly and security authorities to intervene without delay.

Speaking with newsmen at the weekend after the conference with the theme, “Blessed To Build”, the convener of the conference Pastor Mrs. Nike Adeyemi said the present insecurity of lives and property in the country was worrisome.

She explained that the petition was basically to give action ‘not just praying’.

The people must speak out. This unfortunate incident of the kidnapped girls coincided with this year’s women conference. So we are using this platform of women gathering to hear the word of God to write the petition to National Assembly. They must do all within their powers as people’s representatives to get the girls released,” she said, noting that, as  mothers, they feel sad about the development.

“We are counting the days and one is wondering what is going on with the innocent girls; I have daughters as well, biological and spiritual daughters, I cannot just imagine if any of my own were there ,” she said.

“I feel the helplessness of not being able to bring them out and feel bad about the depth of wickedness and all that is going on around that. How can they now begin to attack children. The attacks have been on but this now touches the very core of this nation. They are touching the future of this nation.”

To stem the tide of kidnappings and bombing in the country we need to step up security she said there is to install more Close Circuit Cameras (CCTV) like they have in developed countries.

“The CCTV will help the security agencies to review what actually happened and aid investigations. You can see the people that perpetuated the act and go after them,” Adeyemi added.

She said it was high time people that go to worship centers realized that times have changed and be security conscious, saying the era of feeling that people throng worship centers for the sole purpose of praying were gone.

Adeyemi said, “ over the years we have not had the mentality of install CCTVS because we believed this is God’s house where you do not expect people to throw bombs and steal from one another but it is happening now .So members must alert and look out for suspicious activities.

She said given the present realities in the country, the federal government can no longer shy away from introducing three digit security numbers for rapid response of security personnel when the need arises.

Article Credit: Leadership

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