Human rights activist and Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana along with some other human rights activists on Wednesday held a protest at the Gani Fawehinimi Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos to protest against insecurity in the country.
The protest tagged ‘Stop the killing now’’ was geared to alert the Federal Government about the need for improved security for the protection of lives and property in the country.
Speaking with newsmen, Falana noted that thesecurity and welfare of Nigerianswere at stake considering the rate of abduction, insurgency and armed robbery that has plagued the nation in recent times.
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration as well appointment of newly elected governors should serve as a wakeup call for more issues that bother on the lives and property of every citizen in the country and foreigners alike.
While decrying the situation where the Nigerian Navy blatantly refuses to obey the directives of the President to release or arraign criminal suspects in its custody he stressed that democracy could not thrive in an atmosphere devoid of freedom.
The National President, Committee for the Development of Human Rights, Malachy Ugwummadu, also noted that the movement aimed to nurture the consciousness of Nigerians about the significance of May 29 and June 12 Democracy Day.