A group of mothers known as NKATA NDI INYOM has condemned the killings of innocent and peaceful citizens protesting against the excessive use of force, brutality and extortion by the Police in Nigeria.
In a statement by the Convener, Chief (Mrs) Josephine Anenih, the group condemned the use of live ammunition unleashed against unarmed children.
The group further stated that as mothers they would not sit on the sidelines while their children were being massacred.
“We watched in disbelief and horror at the senseless brutality perpetrated on our children. Our hearts bleed for all those who lost their lives on October 20,2020 – black Tuesday at the Lekki tollgate and other parts of Nigeria.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the killing of innocent and peaceful citizens protesting against the excessive use of force, brutality and extortion in Nigeria.
“We condemn the use of live ammunition unleashed against unarmed children. We condemn a country turning against its citizens.
“Is what the Youth are crying for not what we as Nigerians want?? A better society, a more equitable society, a country to be a field of dreams for our children.
“We mothers will not sit on the sidelines while our children are being massacred. We have heard You; your pain is now our pain,” the group said.
The group called on the Government to right the wrongs and bring the perpetrators to book.
“We will not allow the blood of our children to be shed in vain. You Are Not Alone,” the group said.