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Akinola, Okoh decry high level of killings, insecurity in Nigeria


Former Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Jasper Peter Akinola, has decried the high level of killings and insecurity in the country and urged the Federal Government to rise up to its responsibility.In the same vein, Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has warned that if the deteriorating security situation in the country is not addressed, Nigerians may begin to make arrangement to protect themselves.

The duo spoke at the commissioning of the N1.3 billion national secretariat of the church yesterday in Abuja. Akinola, in his sermon, said we are living in time of great confusion with systemic failure, adding that things are not working in the country.The cleric said: “Which country can you have the so-called herdsmen going about with weapons of destruction and killing people mercilessly everyday. We will continue to admonish Christians to be law abiding but when you push people to the extent that there is nowhere to go again, what happens then, I wouldn’t know.

“Things are not working because our politicians are very selfish and are very insensitive to the needs of average Nigerian.”On his part, Okoh described as unfortunate the killing of some members of the Boys Brigade on Easter Day, adding that it is an indication of the high level of intolerance in the country.

“Government should protect us, that is the primary purpose of government. We pray it will not happen again and we look forward to a better Nigeria that has hope for everybody irrespective of tribe and religion. The bombing in Sri Lanka is a co-ordinated effort of evil people, more importantly, we should make arrangements to protect ourselves,” he said.

He, therefore, stressed the need for improvement in education, power and health sectors.“The major problem now is the absence of light, government should know that generator dealers are our major enemies and should find a solution to it,” he added.

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