The Centre for Human Development, a Swiss-based non-governmental (CHD), organisation, has urged security agencies in Nigeria to recover, as soon as possible, the remaining 129 school girls of Chibok Government Secondary School kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.
The centre also wants security agencies to fish out those behind the bomb attacks in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, in which more than 70 persons were killed and hundreds of others injured.
In a statement signed by its Senior Advisor, Dr. David Lambo, and Chairmen of the steering committees of all the ethnic nationalities in the four local government areas, the centre also urged all residents of Jos to be at alert.
It noted the consequences such attacks could have in Plateau State and warned citizens to be wary and avoid crowded places.
The group, with headquarters in Geneva and African regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, condemned the bomb blast in Nyanya and the recent abduction of school girls.
The statement read: “We, the CHD Jos Forum condemn the recent act of violence perpetrated against innocent civilians at the Nyanya motor park in Abuja on April 14 and the recent abduction of 129 school girls and other crimes in Borno State.
“We are distressed by the loss of lives and injuries, we send our condolences to all the bereaved and we call on all community members and Nigerian citizens to and help those injured or grieving for the loss of family and friends,” the statement added.
The forum stressed the need for all communities to unite for peace and security in the face of such violence. “We implore the government to take proactive steps to prevent violence and recover all the girls that have been abducted.
There is the need for more dialogue and cooperation across the spectrum of government, civil soviets and general populace to ensure greater safety for all.”