The Senate expressed its strong condemnation on Wednesday regarding the gruesome murder of Chalya Silas, a female corps member serving in Kaduna State.
This resolution was reached after thorough consideration and adoption of a motion during the plenary session on Wednesday.
Titled “Gruesome Murder of Corps Member Chalya Silas in Kaduna State”, the motion was sponsored by Senator Napoleon Bali (PDP-Plateau).
In his opening statement, Bali sorrowfully acknowledged the gruesome murder of Chalya Grace Silas, a 24-year-old corps member of the NYSC. He emphasized that she hailed from the Langtang-North Local Government area of Plateau State, and was an enthusiastic and vibrant individual who actively participated in community development projects during her service in Kaduna state.
Bali further highlighted the unfortunate incident that occurred on October 18th, wherein Chalya, who lost her father and was her mother’s only child, was mercilessly attacked and fatally stabbed by hoodlums while engaging in her regular morning jog.
He voiced his concern that her untimely demise at such a young age of 24 underscores the prevailing security challenges faced by Nigeria. This serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for enhanced security measures to safeguard the lives and aspirations of all citizens, particularly vulnerable individuals such as the NYSC members whose safety has been increasingly threatened by various security challenges.
Bali lamented that her passing is a profound loss to her mother, siblings, and community.
Furthermore, the Senate, after observing a minute of silence in her honor, called upon the Federal Government to diligently work towards ensuring the safety of all its citizens.
Concluding the session, Senator Barau Jibrin, the Deputy President of the Senate, expressed his gratitude to Senator Napoleon Bali for introducing the motion, emphasizing the sadness surrounding the murder of this young girl, who was only 24 years old.
Jibrin emphasized the importance of preventing such heinous crimes from recurring in the country, urging all security agencies to fulfill their roles in safeguarding the nation’s land from such acts in the future.