Monday, June 13, 2011

President Goodluck Jonathan's Deafening Silence :( #FreeTheCorpersCampaign

The State and Federal Government have to take on a better attitude if #NYSC must continue. Their attitude towards safety of corpers is 0/10 so far...

Tomorrow 14th of June, 2011 would make it exactly 1 week since Twenty five years old Olumide Yusuf (in the picture) and 4 other female corp members were kidnapped from Community Secondary School in Omademe village Ikwerre LGA of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. All efforts to track them had proved abortive and their kidnappers are allegedly asking for N100M from their families. (Click to read his mother's plea)

Rivers State government has concluded it won’t pay the ransom in order not to encourage future occurrence while the FG has remained mute over the kidnap saga. NYSC authorities in Rivers are yet to release the identities of the other victims while the families of these patriotic young lads wallow in confusion and unimaginable heartaches.

Our concern is not that they were kidnapped. Our rage is borne out of the ‘deafening silence’ that has been prevalent over the kidnap saga so far. It would interest you to know that all 5 of them are Batch ‘B’ corp members and are supposed to be discharged by the NYSC and rejoin their various families on Thursday 16th June, 2011; after having served their fatherland ‘under the rain and in the sun’ for a period of 12months.

"What value does the Nigerian government place on its citizens? If the government can pay ransom for foreigners why not for Nigerians? Its time the government seeks all avenues to get this corpers released while our security system is improved upon especially the training and welfare of the Nigeria Police." -Cousin Canary
Although, as young people of Nigeria, we do not have the ransom money being demanded by the kidnappers, we hereby make the following demands:

1. That all Batch ‘B’ corp members, across the federation, boycott all Passing Out Parade (POP) activities in solidarity and to ensure NYSC hold a press conference to unveil the identities of the other 4 female corp members.

2. That the FG brief the nation on the situation of things and plans being adopted to free them. The families have made it clear that they do not want the N5M paid to families of deceased corp members. They prefer to have them alive.

What Can You Do To Help?

Simply broadcast this message and send to all the contacts on your BB, Email and media houses. Write on President Goodluck Jonathan's FACEBOOK wall, calling for his attention to address the Kidnappers/issue!!!

Free The Corpers Campaign

UPDATED!! June 20th 2011- Corpers have been released, click to read:

1 comment:

Pearl Ezeokeke said...

I hope this gets to the ears of Mr. President. Those corpers must not die in the hands of those kidnappers.