Labour Party (LP) expressed concern over the continued killings of Nigerians. This was contained in press statement signed by the National Chairman of the party Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam. “The Leadership of our party expressed serious worries over the continued killings of Nigerians by the Armed Bandit”. The Armed Bandit have unabatedly continued to wreck havoc, mostly in the middle belt area of the country. The inability of the Nigerian Security agencies to contain them may spell greater doom for lives in susceptible areas.
The statement however called on the Federal Government to adopt a holistic approach and be proactive in its response to issues of security in order to abate the carnage.
The statement condemns the forceful invasion of the Senate by Senator Omo Ovie Agege with thugs and hoodlums describing the action(s) as uncivilized. “We joined other Nigerians to condemn the action(s) of Senator Omo Ovie Agege for recruiting thugs to invade the senate and remove the Mace at the plenary. It is most uncivilized and portrays the high level of insecurity in the country”. If the motivation for the show of shame was to ingratiate himself to the Presidency in the battle of 2019 tickets of the APC, then beyond being an unenviable role model and unfortunate proxy.