Plateau: Baptist Convention speaks on killings, tasks military

Ismaila Sanni
Ismaila Sanni
Plateau: Baptist Convention speaks on killings, tasks military
Nigerian Baptist Convention

The Nigerian Baptist Convention has condemned the wanton killings of Christians and destruction of churches by gunmen in Bokko local government area of Plateau State.

The condemnation was made on Monday in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the convention, Rev Eben Durodola.

No fewer than 50 people were killed at NTV, Dares, Yelwa and Chirang, where a Baptist church was burnt and nine members including the pastor of the church, Solomon Gushe were killed.

40 people in Chirang Village, according to Durodola were also reported to have been killed by the rampaging gunmen described as Fulani militia.

The president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev Dr Israel Adelani Akanji, who was saddened by the killings called on security agencies to bring the culprits to book.

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He requested President Bola Tinubu to, as a matter of urgency, provide necessary security to all Nigerians and bring an end to the wanton killing of Christians in the Northern part of the country.

He stated that the Nigerian Baptist Convention was saddened with the continued killing of Christians like chicken in Plateau State and other parts of the country.

Rev Akanji berated the high level of insecurity in the country for the past years without any meaningful solution from the security agencies.

He called on all Christians to wake up and provide assistance to those who lost their relations and those who were wounded in the attack and were currently in the hospital.

According to him, the “Fulani militias decided to strike during the Christmas celebration when people are in the mood of giving thanks to God for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Rev Akanji urged the security agencies to provide needed security to every Nigerians and put a stop to the senseless killings of Christians.

He prayed for peace and security of Nigeria, particularly, those that were vulnerable to the attacks of Fulani militia and others.

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