Plateau: You’ve The Mandate Of The People To Stop The Killings – PFN Tells Tinubu

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has responded to the killing of more than 195 people in coordinated attacks on fifteen rural communities in Plateau State on Christmas Eve.

Bishop Francis Oke, the National President of PFN, expressed his dissatisfaction with the unnecessary loss of human lives and called on President Bola Tinubu to take immediate action to address the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria.

Bishop Oke advised President Tinubu to utilise the full power of the federal government to put an end to the insecurity, particularly in Plateau State.

Accompanied by other PFN officials and members, Bishop Oke visited the State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, on Thursday to offer condolences and support to him and the people of the state, who have suffered from a series of attacks resulting in the deaths of over 100 individuals and the destruction of numerous homes.

“This killing is so painful coming at the festive season; the evil people struck to shed blood to stain our joy but joy won’t depart from Plateau State,” the PFN president said.

“The Lord will give strength to his people; the state needs strength at this time… We don’t want the peace to be postponed any longer. We call on the federal government to do something about security, especially in Plateau State.

“President Tinubu has the mandate of the people to act; he has the wherewithal to arise and bring the force of the federal might to end insecurity in Nigeria.”

Governor Caleb Mutfwang praised the Christian community for empathising with the state during its time of loss.

He noted: “The redemption of Nigeria depends on the Church; if the Church gets it right, there is hope for Nigeria; the PFN should be the vanguard for this… Tribalism is the biggest threat to our unity, and the Church can break that barrier and unite the people.

“A divided army can’t win the battle. What’s happening in Plateau is not a clash but pure terrorism; we must understand its seriousness and tackle it.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.