By Mitchelle Uzorka
The New Nigeria People’s Party has condemned the killings across Nigeria and the assassination of its member, Sunday Oputu, in Bayelsa State.
Oputu was said to be a former chairman of the Conference of the Nigeria Political Parties and Inter-Party Advisory Council in Bayelsa State.
Oputu, was a one time factional State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, and has been reportedly killed in his residence in Yenagoa, the state capital.
A statement by the Media Office of the party, Alkali “condemned the rising spate of insecurity across Nigeria generally, and demanded justice for both the deceased and the family he left behind.”
The statement reads, “We received with shock news of the death of one of our active members in Bayelsa state, the late Sunday Oputu. Sadly, his assassination by yet to be identified gunmen was not an isolated case.
“Nigerians are losing their lives daily to bandits, terrorists, and other extra-judicial means to such an extent that people are beginning to wonder if we have a government.”
“While we appeal to our members, especially in Bayelsa, to remain calm and not take the laws into their own hands, we demand immediate action from security agencies.
“We want the assassination investigated, and the culprits brought to justice. We pray God grant those left to mourn our departed colleague the fortitude to bear the loss. We also pray for the repose of his soul.”