Nigeria Red Cross Society has lamented daily kidnapping and killing of innocent people in unforeseen circumstances by Boko Haram, bandits and unknown gunmen, calling for intervention of the International communities and their humanitarian organisations.
Anambra state Chairman, Prof. Peter Katchy made the call in Awka the state capital during this year 2021 World Red Cross Day Celebration, Themed, “Stop The Killings, Stop The Kidnappings, Humanity Is Unstoppable”
He said, “As a humanitarian organization, Red Cross, like every other rational and humane organ, is concerned about the miserable loud wailings all over the nation sequel to wanton killings and kidnapping of people all over Nigeria.
“The situation has drastically reduced human value and has decimated humanity. The violence is a physical act or behavior that is intended to hurt or kill through the process of physical force application.
“It is a strong negative emotional problem, always sudden and explosive with great energy exertions and strong movement, yet without achieving immediate positive result.
“I am appealing to concern global communities, Corporate Organizations and individuals to help join the campaign to end kidnapping banditry, killings and other social vices in Nigeria.
While underscoring the place of dialogue, treaty and equity in achieving peace in the present time, Katchy listed inequity, hatred, inequality, animosity, partiality, injustice jealousy, greediness, selfishness rooted and fueled by ignorance, as the most common causes of violence in the country.
“It is disheartening that people are meeting their untimely and sudden deaths in unforeseen circumstances in a great country like Nigeria, the Red Cross boss frowned.
“We fervently and passionately appealed to every God-fearing Nigerian to be involved in the campaign to end the menace,” he added.