As Muslims all over the World mark the new Islamic year 1443 (Muharram 1st) celebration, Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations of Nigeria FOMWAN, has called on all tiers of government to intensify efforts at restoring peace to the communities.
This was contained in a press statement signed by its National President, Hajia Halimah Jubril and Chairman of Publicity, Hajia Biliqees Oladimeji which was made available to the media yesterday.
FOMWAN expressed concerned at the high level of insecurity in the country which it said, has continued to threaten the peace of the country.
“We are concerned by the day-by-day reports of kidnappings of our children, parents, teachers and even our military and paramilitary personnel.
“We are equally concerned that in spite of the efforts of government and the military to curb the menace, we cannot sleep with our two eyes closed as a nation.”
According to the association, the rate of armed banditry and insurgency have continued to rise.
FOMWAN expressed dissatisfaction on the high rate of women trafficking, child abuse, drug abuse and violence against women in Nigeria as it applauded the efforts of some government agencies like NAPTIP, NAFDAC and the NSCDC in tackling the worrisome menace.
The association also urge governments to provide employment opportunities to the teeming unemployed youths to stem the tide of youth restiveness in Nigeria.
While praying that Allah grants the entire nation peace, it called on all and sundry to assist the security agents by providing them with useful information that could lead to the nipping in the bud all criminal activities.