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Killings: My worries about Nigeria —Emeka Anyaoku (Nation)

Killings: My worries about Nigeria —Emeka Anyaoku (Nation)

Elder statesman, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, is worried by the spate of killings in the country, and he wants an immediate end to the trend.

The former Secretary General of the Commonwealth says incessant reports of killings in parts of the country seem to suggest that “we are gradually losing consciousness of the sanctity of human life.”

“I must confess that I am very sad about the general insecurity in the country. We seem, as a society, to be getting inured to loss of human lives,” he told The Nation in an exclusive interview during the week.

Chief Anyaoku, who will turn 85 on Thursday, said: “In the Nigerian society, it seems we are gradually losing consciousness of the sanctity of human life, because every day, we read in the newspapers about so many people killed either by Boko Haram or by marauding herdsmen or by kidnappers or by cultists. Read more

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