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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi has blamed the spate of killings in the country on poor leadership calling on the government to step up efforts to protect Nigerians.
He stated this while lamenting the brutal murder of Rev Father John Mark Chietnum of Kafanchan Diocese who was killed by yet to be identified bandits in Kaduna State.
Obi asserted that Fr Chietnum’s death is among the many needless bloodletting in the country arising from poor leadership that needs to be changed.
The LP candidate, in a statement by his media aide, Valentine Obienyem, noted that the daily killing of Nigerian youths across the country makes it imperative that Nigeria youths must rise in unison irrespective of religion, tribe or geography to take back their country.
Obi also decried the yet unexplained reason for the massacre of over 20 Nigeria youths in Mgbidi area of Imo State and regretted that the value placed on human lives in this country is extremely poor and worthless.
The former Anambra State governor said that none of the blood of innocent Nigerians shed would be in vain as they will all be martyrs for the revival of Nigeria.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that until his death, Rev Chietnum was the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jema’a Local Government Area and also the coordinating CAN chairman, Southern Kaduna and was a great advocate for the rescuing of Nigeria.
Obi regretted that he was unable to attend the burial of Fr Chietnum but sent heart felt condolences to the family, the Kafanchan Catholic Doices and the Catholic community in the country.