Death Of Youth Corper In Edo State: NYSC Vanguard Demands Justice
By Jimoh Salami
Corps Members under the aegis of National Youth Service Corps Vanguard (NYSCV) urged the Federal Government, Edo State Government, Police and other Security agency to bring to justice the killers of their member, late Mr. Osaro Edeghonghon.
Mr. Osaro Edeghonghon Corps member in Asaba, Delta State, , was weekend murdered by unknown attacker at Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.
In a Statement issued on Monday in Abuja by its National President, Ibrahim Kabiru Dallah, the killing of Edeghonghon came on the heels of the murder of Some young Nigerians in Borno State. During the last Saturday UTME Examination by Boko Haram sects.
It said ” We received the news of the death of Mr. Osaro Edeghonghon Corps member in Asaba, Delta State who was murdered by unknown assailant with utmost saddness and regrets like any other Nigerian”.
The group called on the government to intervene in the matter in the interest of peace.
“We are appealing to the state governor Edo State and the Commissioner of Police to step in and take the right action on this matter” , the statement said.
According to the group, “ In 2011 post election crisis, some of our corps members were murdered in Bauchi State, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe is still fresh in our memories”, the statement added.
“Where is the Nigerian police, where is Edo State government? We want justice and, this matter must be settled in a fair manner. We want peace and, for that peace; let there be justice”
“We thought Nigerians were guaranteed freedom of movement in the constitution, but that freedom seems to be lacking in Edo State, otherwise, how should this happen to our corp member, Mr. Osaro Edeghonghon? Our brother, was seating in a joint and unknown to him some persons ambushed him at Ekpoma; And just like that they killed him, What a tragedy?
“We want the culprits to be brought to book; to face the music. That is what we want. We need the killers to be brought to book”, its said.
On the Abuja bomb blast, “We are saddened with the continued killings of innocent Nigerians for political benefits by Boko haram sects, as such the Federal Government should as a matter of urgency speeds up strategies to end the insurgents in Nigeria, our heartfelts condolences goes to the families of the deseaced and may God be pleased with them”, the statement added.
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