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Train attack: Unity schools’ old students demand prosecution of culprits

Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) has condemned the gruesome attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train by bandits, which affected members of the association.

The association demanded that the culprits and their sponsors be immediately fished out and prosecuted.

In a statement yesterday, the president-general of the association, Lawrence Wilbert, said they considered the recent security breaches as one too many in a “thread of demonic assaults on the national psyche, peace, tranquility and socio-political and economic development.”

The old students stated, “We decry the fact that the police, armed forces and other security agencies are evidently transfixed and confounded by the macabre antics of the evil merchants of death who, to all intents and purposes, have seized the country by the jugular, making nonsense of our sovereignty and laying waste, the lives of our people and our immemorial commonwealth.” 

Wilbert expressed concern that the intelligence gathering component of the country’s security apparatus appeared non-existent.

“Every Nigerian’s life is sacred; it is the responsibility of the government to secure our lives. The fact that insecurity pervades the land is no news, the increased frequency of the attacks, their ever widening geographical spread and the mounting casualty figures are. 

“Nigerians are also very familiar with the causes of the malaise, chief among which are massive bare-faced corruption and gross incompetence in the government and the higher echelons of the security agencies, and an increasingly greater premium on ethno-religious and other sectional sentiments rather than our collective patriotic quotient,” he stated.

He added that Nigerian leaders should be held accountable for the prevailing insecurity in the country.

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