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Inter-religious Group asks FG to Set Aside a Day to Remember Victims of Terrorism, Banditry

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) under the leadership of the Co-Chairmen, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, must set a day aside to remember all the victims that have been killed by terrorists, bandits and all forms of criminalities in Nigeria.

NIREC asked government to compensate displaced victims of violence and security for them to return to their native land.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Secretary of NIREC and Secretary General West Africa Inter-Religious Council, Cornelius Afebu on Monday.

The group congratulated Nigeria for being among the countries that have ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that has followed up to make this ratification of the UN Treaty possible.

The group said as the world marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Nigeria, Ireland and Niue have chosen to remember the victims and honour the hibakusha, the survivors, by taking action to ban and eliminate these weapons of mass destruction for good.

NIREC also called on Government at all levels to sign into law the prohibition of proliferation of arms and ammunition in Nigeria.

It said government must provide adequate security for the Nigerian citizens to enjoy peaceful coexistence irrespective of tribe, political affiliation and religion.

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