Baptist Convention Condemns Wanton killings Of People In Plateau


…Tasks President Tinubu To Provide Security For Nigerians

BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – The national leadership of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), has condemned in strong terms, the wanton killings of Christians and destruction of Churches by suspected Fulani militia in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local government Areas of Plateau State.

The Convention therefore called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to as a matter of national importance and urgency, provide adequate security for all Nigerians across the country.

It noted that not less that 97 people were killed by suspected Fulani militia in NTV, Dares, Yelwa and Chirang, where a Baptist Church was also burnt and nine of its members including the Pastor of the Church, Solomon Gushe were brutally killed.

The Baptist Convention also noted that 40 people were reportedly killed in Chirang villiage by the rampaging Fulani militias.

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

Akanji specifically called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to as a matter of urgency, provide necessary security for all Nigerians with a view to bring an end to the wanton killings of Christians in the Northern part of the country.

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

Akanji condemned the high level of insecurity in the country for the past years without any meaningful solution from the security agencies and therefore called on all Christians to wake up and provide assistance to those who lost their relations and the wounded in the attack that are currently in the hospital.

He further said; “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.”

Security agencies should provide needed security to for every Nigerian and put a stop to the senseless killings of Christians”.

A statement by Rev Eben Durodola, Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Baptist Convention on Tuesday in Bauchi, stated that Akanji prayed for peace and security of the country particularly the vulnerable in the attacks by Fulani militia among others.


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