The Joint Action Civil Society Coalition, comprising 125 non-governmental organisations, has said that over 2000 Nigerians lost their lives in the first quarter of 2021 as a result of the worsening insecurity across the country.
The coalition berated the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for its inability to curtail the disturbing security challenges confronting the nation
The CSOs stated this in a joint statement titled, “State of the Nation: A Call to President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the bleeding and take action to end the carnage,” made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday.
Some of the CSOs which signed the statement are Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Community Women’s Rights Foundation and Yiaga Africa.
They also included Gender Development Initiative, Nigerian Feminists Forum, Women Youths and Children Advancement Programme and the Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development, among several others.
They also encouraged Nigerians to participate in solemn assemblies across the country to commemorate the 4th National Day of mourning and remembrance of victims of mass atrocities on May 28th 2021.