The Federal Capital Territory Council of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has called for justice for one of its members, Grace Dauda, who was murdered on January 5 at her residence in Auta Balefi, Karu Local Area of Nasarawa State, by unknown persons.
Late Grace Dauda was the Chief Nursing Officer of Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja.
The Chairman of the association, Deborah Yusuf who made the call while addressing journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, called on security agencies to fish out the killers of Dauda.
She noted that that the association would not rest until this was done. The group also asked for improvement on security intelligence and surveillance in the FCT and its environs.
Yusuf said, “The feeling of loss is so great. It is visceral. With great sorrow in our hearts, we mourn one of our dedicated, committed and reliable members.
“It is really a monumental loss to the entire nursing community in Nigeria. We commiserate with her family on this painful loss. We pray for the repose of her soul.
“Whatever the reason for this most unnatural and barbaric act of man’s inhumanity to man, we want to stress that nobody has the right to take life except God,” Yusuf said.
She implored governments at all levels to take the security of lives and property of the citizens seriously, as preserved in the 1999 Constitution.
She lamented that the rate of terrorism, banditry and kidnap-for-ransom across the country is alarming. She also enjoined nurses and midwives to be more security conscious, law-abiding and report any suspicious moves around their environs to relevant authorities.