….Calls on Govt. to tighten security
The University of Port Harcourt Alumni, UniPort, Alumni Association expresses grief and commiserated with the family of late Dr Megafu Nwando Chinelo, who boarded the Kaduna-bound train that was attacked by terrorist and killed her alongside other passengers in the process.
In a release signed by the newly elected President of the association, Pastor Williams Ule and made available to journalist, he maintained that this was avoidable and regrettable incidence.
According to him, the attack cut short the lives of very young and energetic Nigerians who had so much to contribute towards the development of the country at this crucial time of our development.
Dr Chinelo, who was a University of Port Harcourt-trained Dental Surgeon had died from the wounds she sustained in the deadly attack and in the now-viral image, Chinelo was seen in a pool of her blood.
While expressing the heartfelt condolences of members of the Alumni over the sad development to those affected and to the family of Dr Chinelo in particular, Pastor Williams added that this was unfortunate and unwarranted.
‘‘As an association we identify and grieve with the entire family and families of other Nigerians killed during this gruesome attack. We are, however, consoled by the fact that the young lady died while pursuing and adding value to humanity.
‘‘It is our solemn and collective prayer that the almighty God grant her eternal peace and give the entire family the grace and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss’’.
Pastor Ule who also condemned the terrorist attack, called on security agencies to bring the pepertrators of this dastardly act to justice immediately. He also called on the Federal Government to tighten security across the Country stating that the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line shows the vulnerability of security in virtually all parts of the Country.
He urged government to provide all necessary security devices and coverage to ensure the Nigerian rail network, roads, water ways and airports are properly secured in other to guarantee the lives and property of citizens of the country.