The Second National Day of Mourning and Remembrance for all Victims of Violent Killings Massively Attended Across Nigeria

The second National Day of Mourning and Remembrance for all victims of violent killings held across Nigeria on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The Joint Nigeria Civil Society Action called on all Nigerians who also joined in the activities to commemorate the peaceful walk.

 The walk across Nigeria comes at a time when virtually all states of the country have been beseted by violent killings with impunity.

Currently at the epicenter of these crises is the ongoing violent killings in Kaduna and Zamfara states, which are rapidly spiraling into a national catastrophe and are threatening the very fiber of our nationhood.

The recently concluded national and state elections were marred by violence which resulted in in the unfortunate killings of in 626 Nigerians between the start off of campaigns and the announcement of results.

The National Day of Mourning and Remembrance, is a citizens led initiative to express solidarity, and demand accountability for the security and welfare of all Nigerians.

A year ago, more than a hundred civil society actors in Abuja, set aside a National Day of Mourning as a symbolic action capable of registering citizens’ dissatisfaction with the state of our national security, since protests no longer seem to impact the conscience of our political elites.

Below are photos from the peace walk across Nigeria: