Banditry, insurgency, kidnapping threatening our existence, says speakers’ chair
Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assemblies and the Speaker, Bauchi Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, has lamented the worsening insecurity in the country, saying banditry, insurgency and kidnapping are threatening Nigeria’s existence.
Abubakar Suleiman in a Christmas message to Christians in Bauchi State, signed by his spokesman, Abdul Ahmad Burra, charged them to reflect on their past lives and uphold the virtues and values preached by Jesus.
He urged Christian communities to use the festive period to pray fervently for a peaceful and secured Nigeria. He said: “Our country is at trying moment, criminal activities such as insurgency, banditry and kidnapping are threatening our existence as a nation, our welfare and economy. As we are trying hard to end the menace, then COVID-19 pandemic came. This has worsened our predicaments.
“I therefore implore you to use this sacred period to pray and work together for the end of these calamities that befall our nation, also pray for peace, unity and brotherhood in the Country.”
Suleiman commended Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammad for ensuring security and transformation of the state, especially in the areas of infrastructure, education and health, within the short period of time. He prayed that this year’s Christmas would stimulate more developments, peace and brotherhood in the country.