PFN gives Buhari, FG one month to stop ceaseless killings


The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately end the ceaseless killings particularly of Christians in the northern part of the country.

Also, the Primate of the African Church, His eminence Dr. Emmanuel Udofia, has called on President Buhari to stop the killings in the country.

Udofia said this on Thursday at a press conference heralding the 2nd biennial conference of the church held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Imepe, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

The PFN, Vice-President (South-South), Bishop Simeon Okah, said if the Federal Government did not stop the killings by the killer herdsmen in the next one month, the PFN would organise a massive protest that would hold the country to a standstill.

Okah, who spoke at a press conference on Thursday at Enerhen in Effurun, Delta State, challenged Buhari to bring his wealth of experience as a former general and military leader to bear by tackling the unwarranted killings particularly in the North-Central geopolitical zone.

The PFN Vice-President, who doubled as the presiding Bishop of Flock of Christ Mission, also called for the immediate resignation or sacking of all serving military chiefs in the country including the Director General of the Department of State Services; the Inspector-General of Police and other sister agencies for failing to nip the killings in the bud.

While commending the American President, Donald Trump, for advising President Buhari to tackle the killing of Christians, Okah alleged that what the killer herdsmen and their sponsors were after in the North was to kill anyone who mentions the name of Jesus.

“While we feel so concerned is that the people in the Middle-Belt are not animals or chickens that should be murdered. The issue is not just that they are Christians, but they are human beings. We expect that President Buhari will take action because these people who are being slaughtered all voted for him in 2015.

Udofia noted that the country was sitting on the keg of gun powder and the President was not doing enough to check the country’s slide into anarchy.

He said, “One of the proverbial statements of our elders says ‘the chicken sweats, but it is not known to man because of its feathers.’

“I acknowledge that Mr. President, within his human possibility is doing his best, but with the critical situation of Nigeria, the best as of today is not meeting the challenges of this day.”

He equally condemned the recent snatching of the mace in the Senate, describing the action as exercise of power without regard. He said instead the current bickering among the arms of government they should close ranks and work together to make Nigeria the envy of other countries.

He, however, called on all Nigerians to join hands to fight corruption as it had permeated every area of the society, adding that Buhari could not do it alone.

The cleric also urged Christians to embrace politics to turn things around positively in the country, by contesting elective positions in the forthcoming election.

He said, “It is not enough to sit down at home and criticise government, Christians must also come to vote and be voted for.”

While he called on the Federal Government for early completion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, he said other federal roads across the country in bad shape should also receive attention.


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