Concerned parents on Monday besieged office of the Lagos State Governor in Alausa, protesting the massacre of school children and other innocent people in Yobe, Borno state and other parts of northern Nigeria.
The group which marched on Government House under the aegis of Unity Schools Old Student Association, (USOSA), said the killing of students at the Federal Government College, Yobe state and others in the north leaves much to be desired.
They condemned the killing of the 43 students by Boko Haram and burning of hostels, classrooms and several houses, stressing that the incident has plunged the region into war.
Dressed in black attire, they sang in solidarity urging the Federal Government, State Governors and the military agencies in the country to end the insurgents.
“Boko Haram, Stop Killing Our Children’, Fashola Speak For the Voiceless’, ‘Enough of senseless killings’, among others”, the said in their placards. They also held placards bearing names of some of the students who were killed in the Yobe school attack, like Peter John, Abbas Ibrahim, Musa Y. Buba, Hamadu Bala, Ali Ayuba and others.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Mrs. Ibiyemi Olufowobi lamented that the state of insecurity has defeated the essence of establishing unity schools in the country.
Olufowobi called on the Federal Government to offer free medical service to all the victims of previous attacks, Bunu Yadi attack and subsequent attacks and compensate the families of the victims. Another protester, Mr. Bestman Izi also explained that they all graduated from different Unity secondary schools, adding that they could have done was to embark on the protest, to draw the attention of President, Goodluck Jonathan and other governors of the 36 states to the plight of students of these schools.
Receiving the protesters, Lagos State Governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola also lamented the gruesome murder of the innocent children and assured residents of the state of adequate security of lives and property.