The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has condemned in strong terms the barbaric killing of innocent rice farmers in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.
NAWOJ in a statement issued in Abuja by its National President Ladi Bala noted that the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians in any part of the country is totally unacceptable and MUST be checked and stopped decisively.
NAWOJ particularly expressed concern that it was equally saddened by the increasing spate of insecurity and constant threat to lives of Nigerians across the country and called for renewed efforts to make the states particularly the North-east region safe again.
NAWOJ added that the incessant killings have rendered many women to untimely widowhood with its attendant consequences on the future of their children and society, a development that spells doom for the future.
NAWAOJ while commiserating with the government and the good people of Borno State over the callous, inhuman, ugly, unfortunate and unacceptable incident, appealed to Governor Babagana Zulum to give widows of the deceased appointments as alternative sources of income to alleviate their sufferings.
The Association welcomed the marching order by President Muhammadu Buhari to the military to take the battle to the enclave of the terrorists.
Accordingly, the Association appealed to the military and other security agencies to as a matter of national interest and concern, step up their fight against terrorists and bandits in the country.
The battle, NAWAOJ says, must be won for Nigerians and for a better Nigeria.