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Cleric berates, tasks Buhari on agenda for Nigerians

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Disturbed by the orgy of killings being perpetrated by herdsmen and Boko Haram insurgents in parts of the federation, the Anglican Bishop of Egbu Diocese, Imo State, Geoffrey Okorafor, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of presiding over the affairs of an “administration without regard for the sanctity of human life.”

He asserted: “Disregard for sanctity of human life now is becoming worrisome and fearful to Nigerians.”

Okorafor, who during the Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction at Nguru Parish, Emmanuel Anglican Church, Umuewere, Ngor Opkala, tasked the President to make his agenda “sincerely public to Nigerians, since as the chief security officer (CSO) of the country, human beings are slaughtered without much concern.”

The cleric regretted the shedding of innocent blood from 2015 to 2018, insisting that the casualty figure in the period under review had dwarfed the statistics recorded between 2011 and 2015.

He expressed dismay that Buhari could not fulfil his campaign promise of security of lives and property by halting the haywire killings in the land.

On Leah Sharibu, the last student of the abducted students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State still in custody of Boko Haram terrorists, Okorafor urged the President to hasten her unconditional release.

One hundred and ten of her mates were earlier released by the sect. Failure to ensure her freedom, according to him, would be seen as connivance.

He regretted that the teenager has been suffering since February 19, 2018 because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.

Okoroafor, however, urged faithful to continue praying for the nation.

In his sermon, the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Canon Ifeanyi Eneremadu, assured Christians of hope in the land.


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