The National Leadership of Labour Party (LP) has commiserated with the Catholic Church, people and Government of Benue State over the slaughter of two Reverend Fathers, a Catechist and 14 others, in Ayer Mbalom, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.
In a Press Statement signed by the National Chairman of the Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, the party condemned the continued killings of Nigerians across the Federation. The Party further expressed worries over the inaction of Law
Enforcement Agencies aimed at stopping the carnage.
“The number of killings reported daily in the media can only happen in a country where there is complete breakdown of law and order or where there is no government.
“We are baffled and worried over the inaction of Government especially Law
Enforcement Agencies aimed at abating the carnage of Nigerians across the Nation.
“We hereby remind Mr. President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
that the principal purpose of Government is to protect lives and properties.”
According to Abdulsalam, a time will come when citizens will rise to defend themselves by taking up arms since they are not protected by the state.
“Consequently, we enjoin Government to evolve a pragmatic and proactive approach to the killings. It is however our belief that Government must confront the issues of hunger, poverty and unemployment as they are by-product of violent crimes and criminality,” the party said.