Probe Killing Of Our Youths By Immigration Official Now-AturuLatest News, News Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Ayo Balogun, Lagos
Rights activist, Bamidele Aturu has called for the immediate probe of the killing of 18 Nigerians during the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) employment examination in different part of the country.
Aturu, in a statement said the news of the “killing of at least 18 Nigerians, for that is what it is, who were jostling for apparently available positions in the department of immigration is a lamentable and avoidable tragedy. The irony of the indefensible crime is that the applicants were being tested in logical reasoning.”
Aturu said the exercise was bereft of any logic, saying the illogicality of assembling thousands of young men and women who could have been tested online could only have been lost on incompetent immigration officials as what had happened was murder occasioned by criminal negligence.
“Of course, mass poverty and joblessness are a direct consequence of the irresponsibility of the ruling elite and the political class. We must not stop at mere condemnation of the act of the officials. We must demand a thorough judicial probe of the unacceptable killing of these young Nigerian. In the interim the head of immigration must resign now.
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