Taraba, 26 April, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Taraba State have called on the people of God in the region to take a proactive approach on matters pertaining to their security because “security is everybody’s business”.
The members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) were reacting to the April 22 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) blast in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State in which at least nine people lost their lives.
“It is high time that people should accord eminence to the security of their environment. They should stay away from unnecessary gatherings and step up serious security checks in official gatherings,” CAN chairperson in Jalingo State, Isaiah Jirapye, has been quoted as saying in an April 23 report.
“If you see something, say something, security is everybody’s business,” Mr. Jirapye adds on behalf of the Christian entity that includes representatives of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).
In the report, the Christian leaders in Taraba State say the Jalingo explosion “is evidence of the presence of bad elements and terrorists in the State.”