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Church decries killing of 30 Christians in Taraba, seeks relief for victims

By Charles Akpeji, Jalingo
01 July 2022   |   2:38 am
Worshippers at the 98th General Church Council (GCC) of the Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria (RCCN) in Taraba State were broken as a minute silence was observed for the over 30 members...

Worshippers at the 98th General Church Council (GCC) of the Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria (RCCN) in Taraba State were broken as a minute silence was observed for the over 30 members of the church, who were allegedly slaughtered in night attacks, recently, by suspected Fulani militias.

At the event, which took place in Ikam area of Takum Local Council, the church decried the killing and urged the authorities to send relief materials to the victims’ families.

The militias reportedly attacked the Christians at Kwenten and other communities in Ussa Local Council of the state.

In a communiqué, yesterday, signed by Rev. Bulus Andemum and Musta Rimande, President and General Secretary respectatively, the church paid glowing tributes to soldiers, policemen and families of the deceased in their efforts to secure the lives of citizens.

The recent attacks on Taraba communities, which led to massive loss of life and property, according to the church, is to dispossess the communities of their traditional lands.

Urging the governments and security operatives to be proactive, the church beckoned security operatives to expand their energies in checking the influx of herders and bandits into the state, especially in the crisis areas.

It also called on the Federal Government, through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to consider sending relief materials to cushion the effects of the attack on the displaced families.

The church condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto State, Fatima and her children in Anambra State and Ahmad in Abuja, as well as the incessant kidnapping and other vices.