Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, Leader of the Senate has raised alarm over the rate at which innocent lives are being lost in the country. Ndoma-Egba, in a statement from his office on Sunday said that it was appalling to see how mass murder is gradually becoming the order of the day in the country, noting that the killing of innocent worshippers at a church in Jos yesterday, when the people of Nigeria are in a mournful state over the loss of over 160 lives to the Dana airline plane crash, is the height of insensitive to human emotions.
He described Sunday’s attack on worshippers as crime against humanity and the sublime essence of God, saying: “No religious or moral teachings can justify hate and a culture of violence as standard for human behaviour.”
The statement said further: “It is appalling to see how mass murder has become the order of the day in our country. Over time, we have narrowed these criminal activities to the dreaded Boko Haram sect. But a time has come when we need to expand our searchlight and come up with fresher theories. Nigeria must move on; and no matter what the grievances of these people are they need to exercise self restraints. I believe that resolving those grievances can only happen when Nigeria is one united country.
“The serial killing of innocent worshippers is an action tantamount to crime against humanity and the sublime essence of the Most High God. No religion or moral teaching condones hate and a culture of violence as a standard for human behaviour.”
The statement also expressed condolences to the families of those involved in the attack on Sunday, saying that, “only God can console the hearts of such families.”