The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is displeased by what it terms the gruesome murder of 41 Nigerians by marauders in Zamfara State.
It wants Nigerians to join forces in praying for the nation.
The party, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja urged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government to take decisive steps to end the incessant killings in various parts of the country.
He said it was heartbreaking that Nigerians were daily slaughtered by marauders.
“In the last two months, hundreds of helpless citizens have been murdered by bandits in various parts of the country,” he said.
“Hardly have tears dried over the gruesome killings in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Nasarawa and other states when marauders hit Zamfara, a state known for peace, killing 41 citizens in cold blood.
“Nigerians now live defenceless and in perpetual fear; our people are fast losing confidence in our institutions.
“As we speak, citizens are now sourcing their own security as APC-controlled Federal Government daily manifest crass indifference to the protection of our people.’’
He said that the PDP stood with all citizens across the nation and share in their pains at this critical time.
The party spokesman asked all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity and political affiliation, as well as all people of goodwill across the world, to join forces in praying for the nation.