Reps demand justice for slain corps member in Kaduna

Elizabeth AtimeOctober 31, 20232 min

Rep. Lar warned that if nothing is done to stop the continuous attacks, rape, and murder of young girls and women, it would render the country unsafe to live.

The House of Representatives has demanded justice for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Chalya Grace Silas, who was murdered in Kaduna State.

The House also urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the speedy delivery of justice in the case and bring the assailants to book.

The call followed a motion moved by Rep. Beni Lar (PDP, Plateau) at Tuesday’s plenary session.

In her debate, Lar informed that on October 18, 2023, Miss Chalya Grace Silas, a National Youth Service Corps member deployed to Kaduna State, was brutally murdered while jogging in Barnawa, Kaduna South Local Government Area.

She noted that the late Miss Silas hailed from Tabat, in Langtang North Federal Constituency, Plateau State, and was a graduate of Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Jos.

The lawmaker said the Corps member tragically died in the hands of her assailants while undertaking the mandatory one-year, National Youth Service Corps Service in Kaduna State.

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She lamented that “The tragic incident is one of the numerous murders of innocent girls and women nationwide, with perpetrators often unaccounted for or not brought to justice.

“The safety and security of the girl child is no longer guaranteed, given the continued liberty and freedom enjoyed by these heinous assailants, who still roam the streets preying on their next victim.

She insisted that prompt justice, in this case, would deter potential perpetrators, thereby ensuring a safer environment for Nigerian children and residents, and added that “delaying justice, in this case, would be equivalent to denying justice to the victims’ families and loved ones, as well as the entire nation.

Lar warned that if nothing is done to stop the continuous attacks, rape, and murder of young girls and women, it would render the country unsafe to live.

 

Elizabeth Atime

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