By POLYCARP AUTA
JOS- The Eggon Youths Movement (EYM) has condemned the gruesome murder of Alhaji Zakari Kigbu, a one-time National Commissioner of National Population Commission (NPC), by gunmen.
National President of the group, Mr Godwin Dugga, made the condemnation in a statement in Jos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen murdered Kigbu, a one-time National President of Eggon Cultural Development Association (ECDA) and abducted his two daughters in the early hours of Sunday.
Dugga, who decried the spate of killings and kidnapping in the state, called on the goverment and security forces to intensify efforts toward addressing the menace.
”We wake up to the sad news of the murder of our leader, teacher, elder-statesman, politician and grassroots community mobiliser and the abduction of his two daughters.
”We are saddened with the spate of attacks, killings, and abduction of Eggon notable sons and daughters, as well as other residents of Nasarawa State.
”The killings and abduction of innocent citizens have become a recurrent decimal in almost all parts of the state and this is not good for our dear state.
”We call on the state government and the security agencies to intensify efforts toward arresting the perpetrators and be made to face the full wrath of the law. This will serve as deterrent to others.
”Goverment must desist from paying lip service and be deliberate in addressing the increasing rate of killings, kidnapping, and other forms of insecurity in the state,” Dugga advised.
He advised citizens of the state to be law abiding, cooperate and support security agencies, to curb the security challenges currently facing the state.
The gunmen killed Kigbu and kidnapped his two daughters at his residence at Azuba, a suburb of Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.(NAN)