By Abdullahi Alhassan Kaduna.
The leadership of Unified Nigerian Youth forum has condemn in strong terms the tragic attacks on the Abuja – Kaduna Train.
This is contained in a Press statement Signed and made available to Journalist in Kaduna, by president of the Forum Comrade Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem.
The group said they give
Federal government seven working days to declare a state of emergency on security.
Further said “we demand the following within 7 working days.
“Government should Secure the Release of all those kidnapped without asking their relatives to pay the ransom.
“Government should pay all the medical bills of all those that sustain injuries and currently in the hospital and equally compensate them for lost of valuables.
“Nigerian Railway Cooperation should provide us with the comprehensive Manifest of all those on the train.
“Government should immediately set up a committee to identify the families of all those that lost their lives and adequate compensation should be given to their next of kins.
“The Government should immediately convert RIJANA TOWN to a military and police training ground.
The group also said the series of Attacks has further exposed the inability of the Current Administration to keep to campaign promises, the spate of insecurity in the nation is terrible and there is no appropriate words to describe it.
The statement read “The nation as usual again just lost some finest brains, though many where injured while others where kidnapped; to our greatest surprise The Nigerian Railway Cooperation as at this moment is still unable to provide the nation the original manifest of all those on that particular train, to us in this 21st century, this is shameful, disgresiful and gross incompetence of the highest order.
“It’s no news again that the current Administration has failed us, but we the citizens should not allow this to consume us and the leadership, because available information at our disposal shows the nation has recently imported super Tucanos and many helicopter fighting jets, but to our greatest surprises the said Tucanos and Fighter jets are no where to be found, rather some of them are diverted to be used against citizens during peaceful and lawful protest against bad governance, to us indeed it’s a misplaced priority and wrong placement.
“As a Forum we are not surprise of the current happenings in our country, because after over 6 years of the current administration, they are still blaming the past government over everything, this alone has further proven that nothing good can be achieved by President Mohammed Buhari and his co travellers,, rather they will continue to fed us with their usual propaganda and conspiracy theories of blaming others for their short comings and inaptitudeness, to us this must stop now as we completely reject such tactics in totality.
“The primary responsibility of every government is to Secure lives and properties of her citizens and anything short of that means the Government has failed in its primary purpose, therefore we are bold to say, the current Administration has failed completely.