The House of Representatives minority caucus has reacted to the killing of Mr. Olajide Sowore, a younger brother of the publisher of Saharareporter and activist, Omoleye Sowore.
The caucus frowned at the killing which took place on Saturday, saying the killing of young Nigerians has been unabated in recent times.
In a statement by the Minority caucus leader, Ndudi Elumelu, Saturday’s incident is heartbreaking.
He charged security agents to fish out perpetrators of the heinous act.
“It is indeed heartbreaking that our nation’s promising young ones are being daily felled and maimed by bandits, terrorists and kidnappers who are now freely marauding our country, while the government looks overwhelmed and helpless.
“The gruesome killing of Olajide, a Pharmacy Student of Igbinedion University, Edo State on his way from school, by suspected terrorists, is another sad commentary on the horrible security situation and utter hopelessness in our country under the current administration.
“Our caucus deplores the ceaseless killings and kidnapping of students and school children in various parts of the country as well as the failure of government to take decisive steps to halt the trend. The Minority caucus calls on the Inspector General of Police to immediately track down the murderers as well as other terrorist and criminal gangs causing havoc in various parts of the country, and bring them to book.
“Indeed, our nation cannot afford to be losing our bright and promising young ones to marauders.
“While condoling the families of the victims, our caucus charges President Muhammadu Buhari to take clear steps to tackle the insecurity in the country.”