Borno, 05 August, 2020 / 8:20 pm (ACI Africa).
Disturbed by the state of insecurity in Africa’s most populous country, members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) have called on the government to prioritize the security of its citizens.
In a Tuesday, August 4 statement obtained by ACI Africa, the religious leaders “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,” they say in the statement signed by NIREC’s Executive Secretary, Fr. Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua who doubles as the Director of Mission and Dialogue in the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN)
The members of the Council that is co-chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev. Dr. Sampson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle highlight different incidences of violence, some that have led to the loss of human life.
“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; Zangon Kataf Local Government Area in Kaduna State; Bethel Baptist Church Aguda-Dauruwan Kogi State and the attack on the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum at Baga,” the religious leaders say in their one-page collective statement.