By; RALPH OKHIRIA, Benin City
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has expressed serious concerns over the continuous killing of innocent Nigerians by herdsmen and other criminal armed gangs operating in the country.
Bemoaning the mindless bloodletting in the country, the National President of PFN, Rev Dr Felix Omobude in a press statement in Benin City, called on President Mohammadu Buhari to continue to use his position as the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces to deal with the ugly security situation.
Rev Dr Omobude decried a situation where most well-meaning Nigerians are having sleepless nights due to the wanton destruction of lives and property by marauding herdsmen and other criminal armed gangs ravaging most parts of the country.
The PFN leader called on members of our security forces to rise to the security challenge by urgently fishing out and bringing to justice all those involved in wrecking havoc in our land.
”We cannot continue like this as a nation and as a people. A situation whereby some criminally-minded people are holding the nation and Nigerians hostage is not acceptable.
“Everyday, you hear of killings by Boko Haram, Herdsmen or other armed criminal gangs operating in the country. This is barbaric and the security forces should do more to stop the senseless violent killings and destruction of property.
“It’s time for the government to do the needful by protecting lives and property of its citizens. Perpetrators of these heinous crimes should be apprehended and adequately punished for their crime.
“PFN is therefore urging all political leaders, particularly elected government functionaries to concentrate their efforts in arresting the ongoing human carnage in the country instead of engaging in 2019 election campaigns.
“Furthermore, the leadership of PFN and other good Nigerians are worried over the continuous incarceration of the Dapchi school girl; Leah Sharibu by the Boko Haram sect. She should not be made to continue to suffer inhumane treatment in the hands of Boko Haram members because of her refusal to renounce Christianity and accept Islam as her religion.
“However, PFN has declared a one-year prayer project for peace and harmony in Nigeria. I therefore enjoin all Christians and non-Christians alike to join in the fervent prayer exercise which will commence on May 1, 2018 and end on April 31, 2019.
“There is nothing God cannot do”, Rev Dr Felix Omobude added.