The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, say wanton killings keep spreading across the nation.
The eminent religious leaders stated this through the platform of the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), where they are co-chairmen.
In a Tuesday statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Prof. Cornelius Omonokhua, NIREC condemned the killings across the nation.
“NIREC is worried that the threats and killings keep spreading. We condemn the carnage on human life especially the recent killings of 76 people in Sabon Birni Local Government of Sokoto State; RuwanTofa Dansadua district in Zamfara State; ZagonKataf Local Government Area in Kaduna State; Bethel Baptist Church Aguda-Dauruwan Kogi State,” the statement read in part.
The council also condemned the attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum.
The council urged the Federal Government to fish out perpetrators of the killings to face justice, mop up arms and ammunition in the hands of criminal elements, and put a complete stop to the proliferation of all forms of weapons that criminals use to destroy lives and property in the country.
“The security agents must fish out the criminals to face justice. They must mop up the arms and ammunitions in the hands of criminals. The government must ensure a complete stop to the proliferation of all forms of weapons that criminals use to destroy liives and property.
“During his traditional Sallah homage to the Governor of Borno State, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai ElKanemi cried out: “My people in Borno are no longer safe.” Consequently, Maiduguri, in particular should not be allowed to be run over by the insurgents who have been throwing mortals there, killing people. These show how serious the State of insecurity is in the nation. These situations and the likes are of grave concern to NIREC. The unabated carnages leave the citizens in a state of complete despair as economic activities are almost paralyzed.
“NIREC is therefore constrained once again to call on the Government at all levels to take security as a top priority for every Nigerian. The Government at all levels must double up their efforts of securing the lives and property of the citizens,” the statement further read.