By Godson Ikiebey-
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned the killing of three policemen and a civilian as well as a commercial motorcyclist.
The killing of the policemen and civilian happened in Taraba state, while that of the motorcyclist took place in Abia.
In both cases soldiers were involved in the killings.
On Monday, August 12, 2019, the PDP Governors’ Forum through its chairman, Governor Seriake of Bayelsa state Dickson, described the incidents as “unfortunate, sad, tragic, wicked, malicious, unprofessional and totally unacceptable” to the people of the country.
According to him, it is sad that soldiers whose job is to protect citizens could turn their back on those they are paid to protect. He said:
“We wish to reiterate that the killings are unnecessary. It is sad that a security personnel, who is paid and maintained with tax-payers’ money, could turn around to kill the person he was paid to protect”.
Governor Dickson called on the federal government to redress the situation immediately as it portrayed “signs of inefficiency and irresponsibility”.
He urged the government to compensate the families of the victims and provide justice.
“We implore the Federal Government to adequately compensate the families of victims and ensure justice is served on the culprits”.