Anglican Bishop Decries Killings In Nigeria, Suggests Stakeholders Meeting

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Muhammadu Buhari


By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna


The Bishop of Anglican Communion, Diocese of Kaduna, Timothy Yahaya, has observed with dismay that insecurity in the country has made life become nasty, brutish and short.

He stated that insecurity in the country has reached an alarming dimension that not only need an emergency stakeholders approach but needs a total overhaul of our security architecture for a possible way out. 

In an address delivered on Friday at the 3rd session of the 21st Synod of the Anglican Church in Kaduna, Bishop Timothy Yahaya noted that presently in the country, it is either Boko Haram, gunmen, banditry, kidnapping, yahoo boys, or herdsmen, stressing that the life of a man has become very cheap. 
 With the theme titled, “Peace Be Still”, he lamented that a situation where citizens die carelessly on a daily basis due to insecurity calls for additional and renewed efforts by government to ensure normalcy returns in the country.

He called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to take proactive measures towards decisively addressing the challenges facing Nigerians with a view to giving Nigerians hope, saying, “In our case, citizens die needlessly on a daily basis and life moves on as if it is normal.”
He however asked rhetorically whether life in the country has lost its value or no longer sacred, stressing that with the reckless and continuous killings in most parts of the country if the government of the day has failed in its primary duty to protect life and property.
Speaking on the insecurity in Kaduna State, the cleric observed that the rate of insecurity in the state is alarming, adding that kidnapping, banditry and all kinds of criminality seems to be on the increased. 
He said the Kaduna state government should go back to the drawing board with the state Police Command, the Military, Civil Defence, the other security agencies on how to win the war against the criminals elements that have made life and living unbearable for inhabitants of the state.
On the Company and Allied Matters Act 2020, the Bishop noted that section 839 (1) and (2) which empowers the commission to suspend trustees of an association (in this case, the Church) and appoint the interim managers to manage the affairs of the association for some given reasons is ill advised and need critical re- examination.
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