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Borno killings: Atiku's Spokesman seeks support of International community

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By Lola Badejo

Spokesman to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, 2019 PDP Presidential candidate, Mr Segun Showunmi has said that now is the time for the international community to rise up and offer Nigeria all the help to win the raging battle against Bokoharam insurgency that has  claimed thousands of lives in the last decade.

Segun Showunmi said he still remains speechless, extremely sad and shocked to the marrow over the continued killings in the north east, particularly, the gruesome murder of 110 rice farmers in Borno over the weekend, saying that the unrelenting senseless killing of innocent souls by the Bokoharam murderous group has just confirmed that the country alone could not win this terrorists without the support of the international community.

Showunmi in a statement made available to newsmen 
said "if the leaders of the world could go into Iraq, Libya, and so many other locations with combined special forces under an international mandate from the United Nations; indeed if #NigerianLivesMatter, what are they waiting for?

"It is not enough for international news outlets' headlines to scream about the insurgency in Nigeria. Our shared humanity and the doctrine of state responsibility within the United Nations protocols ought to tell them that Nigeria on its own, cannot deal with this menace".

Showunmi said that it has even crossed his mind many times to believe that the insurgency war is kind of covert external conspiracy against Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country
insisting that "it is hard to accept that Nigerians are the ones killing themselves on this scale. No, this is not who we are; there is no reasonable justification for this".

He said "whatever be the case, a globalised world cannot look on, while this barbarity is taking place in full world view. Humanity has more than enough resources to deal with this once and for all. Honestly, it is heart-wrenching to take in this type of news daily. 

"Farmers slaughtered on their farms in such large numbers? In such gory fashion? Cry me an ocean of tears. May peace envelop the hearts of the relatives of the victims and may the world be inspired to hurry up and come to the rescue of Nigeria; this nation must not sink. 

"As for those in charge of the country today, I have no words for you all, except to say when reform is overdue, there is no bigger assignment than to make those reforms happen. We cannot continue like this".