Nigeria is a Place Of Impunity Where Killers Are Being Celebrated – US Diplomat

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The US says there is a “culture of impunity” in Nigeria, making people get away with serious crimes. David Young, acting US ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Sunday during a fellowship with church leaders in Jos, Plateau state.
According to PUNCH, Young, who is the deputy chief of mission and charge de affaires, US embassy in Nigeria, said the “culture of impunity” is behind the killings and other acts of injustice in the country.

He said the administration of US President Donald Trump consoles with families of victims of the killings and remains committed to the sustenance of peace and unity in the country.

The diplomat said there is a need to address the killings to ensure they do not affect 2019 elections.

“On behalf of the United States government and American people, I want to express again our condolences on the tragic loss of lives across Plateau, north-central and north-west states,” Young said.

“Quite a lot of people have died; it has been very terrible tragedies. We want to affirm the sanctity of human lives and anytime a person dies, it is a tragic loss, be that person a Christian, Muslim, Berom, farmer or herder.

“The Nigerian government should strengthen its laws to deal with killers; I think it is clear, we know and government knows that as well.

“A lot of people are doing good things and working hard. But it needs to be even more because it is clear that there is a climate of impunity. When people are committing serious crimes, they get away with it, without being brought to justice.”

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure free and fair elections in 2019, devoid of any violence.

“We want partners in ways to ensure that the kind of violence we have seen over the past months don’t flare up in any election,”
Young added.

crocatum at 21-08-2018 12:53PM (1 year ago)
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olowoinlionsden at 21-08-2018 01:08PM (1 year ago)
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Nigeria should better wake up from her lethargy and do the needy so that this politics of fight to finish dies not consume the  Country. I cannot remember exactly how many months have passed since the Offa Massacre in which several innocent lives were lost. And if care is not taken, the accident/incident might be forgotten as usual, because the police are still dancing around the Case because one high ranking He Goat is holding the Country to ransom.
crocatum at 21-08-2018 02:57PM (1 year ago)
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The brians are for critical thinking, we are not subhuman, we are not slaves, we have intelligence and we are going to make use of the brain to create a better society, for ourselves, we can make it work properly, and bring abundance.
crocatum at 21-08-2018 03:04PM (1 year ago)
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If the Asians can make a functional economy, we can, if Europe can make a functional economy, we can, if the 10 percent white population in South Africa can make a functional economy, we can, If America can make a functional economy we can, it means we become very smart, we become industrious, when our leaders take the proper actions.

In fact, we are very smart already, the generation just needs the right direction.
crocatum at 21-08-2018 03:14PM (1 year ago)
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The Key is Support from the government and corporation within the people.
1) Free and also Affordable Education, I believe there are different models around the world, what is the best, and most fruitful model for this country.

2) Integration of the Educational System with industries, how can we create a direct access to industries from the schools for the students.

3) Agriculture, how can we optimize technology and people to encourage the best output from the lands, what are the models in the world and how can we involve anyone that is willing to work, how can we provide direct access to students

4) How do we encourage Students to do their business, how do we incorporate businesses with education.

There is lot of Oppurtunity this is just a dust
crocatum at 21-08-2018 03:18PM (1 year ago)
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They said Ethiopia could be the new China of Africa, but as I stand, Nigeria has tremendous chances of becoming the new China of Africa, why our leaders are short-sighted is remarkable.
Akaninyang at 21-08-2018 04:46PM (1 year ago)
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slimber at 24-08-2018 08:56AM (1 year ago)
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Very correct