PFN mourns Achi, condemns abominable killings
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has condemned the abominable killing of Rev Isaac Achi, who was until his untimely death, the Kafin Koro Deanery of the Minna Diocese of Niger State and the Reverend Father in charge of St Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin Koro.
A statement from the office of the PFN National President, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, expressed great sorrow on the killing of the Catholic Priest.
Bishop Oke said: “I am deeply saddened and outraged by the recent burning to death by bandits of Reverend Father Isaac Achi. This is just one out of many senseless and dastard killings that have characterised Nigeria today. Many Christians have become victims of violence in the nation and this has earned the country’s reputation of being one of the most dangerous places to live for christians. These heinous acts of violence have no place in any society and they are an affront to the sanctity of human life and the teachings of Jesus Christ.”
He extended his heartfelt condolence to the victims’ families and the entire Christian Community in Niger State and Nigeria as a whole. While calling on all Christians, regardless of denomination, to unite in condemning these acts of violence and to pray for an end to the senseless killings and terror that are plaguing the nation, the PFN president urged the government and law enforcement agencies to live up to their responsibility of providing security for all citizens and ridding the country of bandits and terrorists.
“It is the duty of the government to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens, and the killing of Reverend Father Isaac Achi is unacceptable. Innocent lives are being lost due to the failure of our government to stem the spate of violence, kidnappings, and terrorism across the country. The government has failed in its duty to protect the people, and it is time for them to take action, “he said.