By Fatima Sadiq
The Human Rights Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Gombe Branch, expresses its deepest anguish and condemnation over the recent heartbreaking incidents that led to the untimely deaths of Aishatu Abdullahi, a 58-year-old woman, of Jekadafari in Gombe and Yosi Yusuf, a student of the Gombe State College of Education Billiri all at their residence.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Vice chairman NBA Gombe Branch, Chairman Ethics and Human Rights committee, Mwalin Naomi Abdu Esq.
The statement said, These acts of violence and loss of precious lives in Gombe State have shaken the community to its very core, highlighting the urgent need for justice and a renewed commitment to the safety and security of citizens.
It said, NBA Gombe Branch commends the prompt action taken by law enforcement authorities in arresting two suspects in connection with the murder of Aishatu Abdullahi, and equally urge the general public, especially women, to prioritize their personal safety and security.
The statement also said, the tragic demise of Yosi Yusuf, a young and promising student, paints a chilling picture of the vulnerability that persists within our communities.
The Nigerian Bar Association, Gombe Branch, calls upon the security agencies to prioritize the case, diligently pursue the truth, and ensure that the perpetrator(s) face the full weight of the law.
It implored anyone with information pertaining to these cases or any related criminal activities to come forward and help the authorities in their pursuit of justice.
The statement added that the safety and security of citizens are of paramount importance, and the NBA Gombe branch is calling on the Government and relevant stakeholders to collaborate and invest ample resources to address the root causes of such heinous acts and work steadfastly to prevent the recurrence of these unspeakable atrocities and cultivate an environment where all individuals can live without fear.