PFN condemns killings in Enugu, Zamfara and Kaduna

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By; RALPH OKHIRIA, Benin.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has expressed displeasure over recent killings in Enugu, Kaduna and Zamfara states.
The PFN in a statement endorsed by its national president, Rev Dr Felix Omobude in Benin City, Edo State stated that it received the news of yet another round of brutal attack on innocent Nigerians in Enugu, Kaduna and Zamfara, with eight people reportedly killed, with utter shock.
Dr Omobude said it was “becoming more difficult, with each attack, to find answers to the seeming helplessness on the part of law enforcement agents to rein in the extremist elements who insist on these barbaric, riotous and criminal acts, while claiming to be acting in the name of religion.
“We condemn these acts of violence being increasingly witnessed, which is absolutely unacceptable. We urge the Police and other security agencies to move swiftly to get to the root of these incessant attacks and bring the perpetrators to book, as it would appear that some people seem to assume they are above the law and can always get away with murder and arson.
“The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is concerned that while efforts are being made to build a united Nigeria, some people seem determined to pull back the hands of the clock, cause division and hatred on account of differences in religious persuasion and ethnicity.
“We urge the government, at all levels, to prioritise the safety of all and security of everyone, irrespective of what they believe or where they hail from.
“Again, we call for the immediate apprehension of anyone directly or remotely connected with the barbaric acts, followed by a speedy application of the law to serve as deterrent to others”, he stated.
The PFN national president however called on all Christians to remain calm and continue to conduct themselves in the same peaceful and orderly manner in which they have always conducted themselves.
“We urge them to ensure that they continue to show respect for the faith of others in their community, at all times and appreciate their values.
“We condole with the families who have suffered bereavement. We pray for comfort and strength for them at this difficult time,” the statement added.

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