By Bose Adelaja
Irked by the present state of insecurity in Nigeria, African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention, AYICRIP, has called on government to support and embrace crime prevention programmes capable of fighting crime through preventive strategies.
The body also expressed concern over the killing of four undergraduates of University of Port-Hacourt and forty others in Mubi, Niger State and called for due compensation to affected families by both the Federal and State Governments.
Addressing journalists in Lagos, AYICRIP Executive Director, Christogonus Chidiebere said the present state of insecurity in Nigeria calls for great concern adding “the human and social consequences are compelling, from the physical abuse, psychological and emotional trauma, to the economic and political implications of unabated crime, the impact on individuals and society is clearly destructive and unacceptable. This implies that we must not fold our hands to watch our nation being destroyed by those who has refused to see peace as a great tool for National integration and development,” he said.