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Herdsmen Killings: Stop Attacks If You Have No Hand In It – Christian Body Tells Security Chiefs

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has challenged the Federal Government to stop the killings perpetrated by herdsmen across the country if “it does not have a hand in it.”

The South-South Vice Chairman of PFN and Head Bishop, Flock of Christ Mission, Dr. Simeon Okah, issued the challenge yesterday.

He lamented the inability of security agents to arrest and prosecute those perpetrating the act across the country.

Okah also commended the senate over its summon of security chiefs in the country, stressing that “no Nigerian with conscience can fold his or her hands and watch as fellow Nigerians are killed in their numbers.”

He said: “It is disappointing to all Nigerians that the country’s security agencies are unable to stop the killings with the police yet to make any meaningful arrest, prosecute and convict those carrying out these dastardly acts.

“I have had cause to question the competence and integrity of our security chiefs and had openly challenged the Federal Government to stop the killings if it sincerely does not have a hand in them.

“The summons of the security chiefs by the Senate will provide Nigerians an opportunity to hear them out on what they are doing and if need be, offer well meaning Nigerians a chance to assess and make useful inputs.

“The National Assembly is a representation of all Nigerians, therefore, a summon by the National Assembly, is actually a summon by Nigerians hence, I call on the security chiefs and National Security Adviser to honour the Senate’s summon in the interest of all Nigerians.”

Berating the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris for failing to honour a similar invitation by the Senate, Okah said: “It does not portray the police as a democratic, people-friendly institution.”