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PFN chides Buhari over insecurity, decries kidnap of Katsina school children

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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), yesterday, chided President Muhammadu Buhari for his inability to secure lives and property.

The Christian body, while reacting to the kidnap of students from Katsina State, insisted that the insecurity and bloodletting in the country do not speak well of Buhari as a retired army general and ex-combatant.

Enugu State Chairman of the body, Bishop Godwin Madu, who spoke in Enugu, urged the northern governors to, as a matter of urgency, rise and protect Christians and their places of worship in the North.

He said that his heart bled over the loss of lives of Christians in the North and the burning of churches without the government helping to rebuild them.

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Madu urged the northern governors to emulate their southern counterparts who protect Moslems, their families and places of worship at any time.

He said: “The South-East governors have done everything to be at peace with the Moslems in the region by protecting them, caring for them and giving them an enabling environment to do their normal business but not so in the North for Christians.

“At no time has any church been assisted after destruction but not so in the East. If anything happens to any mosque or Moslem in the East, the governors will immediately intervene and compensation paid and mosque rebuilt. Why is it that such is not done in the North?” he queried.

On the kidnap of over 400 students in Katsina State, he urged the Federal Government to rescue them without delay, saying: “This is not good in a country where the President was a military Head of State and a combatant soldier.

“How will the whole world see Nigeria and how can over 400 boys be kidnapped from one school in a day and no trace and no interception so far with millions of roadblocks by soldiers and policemen?

“Almost all the security agencies in Nigeria mount roadblocks, yet such atrocity was done and they have not traced where they are kept.”

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