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COCIN condemns rising banditry, kidnapping


The Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), has condemned in strong terms, the alarming rate of kidnapping, armed robbery and armed banditry in the country, calling on government at all levels to eliminate the menace.

Rising from its 97th General Church Council (GCC) held at its headquarters in Jos, Plateau State, it also condemned the menace of herders’ attacks, which continually destroy farmlands.

In a communiqué signed by the COCIN President, Dr. Dachallom Datiri and the General Secretary, Dr. Amos Mohzo, they lamented the continued hostage of Leah Sharibu, who has remained in captivity of the Boko Haram since February 19, 2018 because of her faith.
It called on government to do all it takes to ensure her release together with the remaining Chibok school girls, while condoling the families of clergy and members whose demise occurred between May and November 2019.
Lamenting the continued increase of corruption eating deeper into the fabrics of the society despite the promises of the Federal Government to eradicate it, the communiqué equally expressed deep concern over government’s failure to fulfill its promises of resettling the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their various communities.

The statement also amended and adopted a new constitution to take effect next year, while it re-elected Rev. Dauda Digga Jimra as Deputy General Secretary.

It condoled the ECWA President, Rev. Stephen Panya Baba, on the demise of his father, retired Rev. Panya Baba, who was former ECWA President. It also congratulated Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama on his appointment as the Archbishop of Abuja.


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