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Published On: Thu, Jun 28th, 2018

Plateau killings: Church wants overhaul of security chiefs

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From: Femi Oyelola Kaduna

The United Church of Christ in Nations known as HEKAN has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul the entire nation’s security chiefs for their inability to adequately curtail gruesome murder that has been going on in many parts of this country,
The President of the Church, Reverend Amos G. Kiri stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
The clergy further urged the Federal Government to step up security measures in other to end the wanton killings of innocent citizens and destruction of properties across the country.
According to Rev. Kiri, the Church condemns in totality the killing of innocent citizens by suspected Fulani militia last week in Dowaya and Bare communities of Numan Local Government of Adamawa state and the most recent inBarkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South Local Government areas of Plateau state saying the senseless and inhuman attacks, resulting in the death of over 200 people, leaving scores injured and Properties Destroyed is unacceptable and most stop
“HEKAN Church also condemns the statement credited to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAC) that the attack was retaliatory for the killing of cattle.
“This leaves one to wonder when the life of an animal, a cow for that matter becomes more valuable than a human life in Nigeria.
“The recent attacks by suspected Herdsmen in Adamawa and Plateau states and other vulnerable states is an attempt to break our renewed bond of friendship that cut across religious and ethnic lines and to also disrupt the peace enjoyed by all in the affected states.”
“As a Church, with one voice we condemn in strong term this horrible and gruesome murder of innocent men, women and children who went about their normal and routine business of seeking just and honest means of livelihood.
“Government must raise to its responsibility of protecting lives and Property irrespective of any differences.”

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