PFN, cleric caution against nation’s disintegration
The Secretary General of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Apostle Emmanuel Kure, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be decisive about the killings in the land to avert a possible civil war.
Also, the Presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt, David Ibiyeomie, has warned against the disintegration of the nation owing to the relentless attacks in parts of the federation
He regretted that the home state of former military head of state, General Yakuku Gowon (rtd), who fought for the unity of the country, had been turned to the slaughter slab of herdsmen.
Kure held that no responsible government could watch its citizens killed by insurgents in their hundreds and still seek their support.
During a special prayer programme, he counseled the Kaduna government to take proactive measures in ensuring that the attacks do not spread to the southern district of the state.
He asked President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt pragmatic security measures in stemming the massacres nationwide as well as securing the citizens and their property.
The cleric appealed to Plateau youths to refrain from reprisals, just as he pleaded with the relevant stakeholders in the state to unite for survival.
In a message titled, Value based leadership and silence in the palace, Ibiyeomie said it was heartrending for anyone to claim he was fighting corruption and chasing thieves while the hapless citizens, who need his protection, are being slaughtered daily. According to him, the action amounts to wickedness.
He stressed that no person of value would allow his citizens to be constantly butchered and yet not take action.
Ibiyeomie warned that the incessant killings in the Middle Belt and other parts of the federation must stop, otherwise the unity of the country would be compromised.
The pastor declared that no political leader, who has condoned the recent spate of killings in the country, would return to power in 2019.
He prayed that God should raise up men of valour to take over the nation’s political leadership come next year.
However, a non-governmental organisation, United Global Resolve For Peace (UGRFP), has said it would hold a national summit to find a lasting solution to the mayhem in the land.
In a statement, its Executive Director, Olaseni Shalom, said the event would bring together stakeholders to brainstorm on the remote and immediate causes of the killings as well as offering a panacea.
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