Monday, 10 May 2021

Red Cross Condemns, ongoing Insecurity in Nigeria, says it devalues humanity

 Ukpa Ewa | 10th May 2021| 

AWKA: The Anambra state chapter of Red Cross Society of Nigeria has said that the ongoing insecurity challenges facing the country characterized by wanton killings and kidnappings is an unfortunate concern that has devalued humanity.

Speaking to news men during a one day event to commemorate the 2021 World Red Cross Day in Awka, the State Chairman of Red Cross, Prof. Peter Emeka Katchy condemned the high level of insecurity in the country while advocating for peaceful negotiations to avoid further destructions.

According to him, the present security situation is a clear threat to national peace and development as conflicts and violence were forcing millions to leave their homes and seek for safety elsewhere as internally displaced persons in difficult situations.

Prof. Katchy averred that the current spare of violence and insecurity in the country and across the world mainly infused by intolerance, hatred, jealousy, greediness, selfishness and ignorance.

"The cycle of Violence progresses even more quickly sequel to ignorance, bigotry and propaganda. Hatred and are consequences of violence throughout the world between various ethnics, communities and national groups which have refused to die despite the best efforts of national leaders". He noted.

Prof. Katchy however maintained that it was pertinent to propagate peace through dialogue, treaties negotiations and a special campaign under the code name, "People on War " Even wars have limits.

The 2021 World Red Cross Day 2021 which has "Stop the Killings, stop the kidnappings, Humanity is 'Unstoppable' as it's theme was well attended by high profile individuals in Anambra. In attendance were Emeritus Chief Judge Anambra State Justice P.C Obidigwe, Magistrate Rita Ngozi Nzekwu, Central Council Executive Members of  Nigerian Red Cross Society.