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PFN threatens showdown if killing of Christians continues

PFN threatens showdown if killing of Christians continues

- A top Christian group has threatened massive protest over the killings in the Middle Belt region

- The group called on the federal government to halt the killings in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and other states

- According to Simeon Okah, the vice president of PFN, the FG has one month to address the issue

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on Thursday, May 3, threatened to embark on a massive protest across Nigeria within one month should the killing in Middle Belt region continue.

PFN said if the federal government fails to halt the killings of Christians in the region, its members will take to the streets in protest.

Vanguard reports that the vice president of PFN, Simeon Okah, said there has been an increased number of killings across Nigeria in the past three years.

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According to Okah, the killings are more than the number of those killed by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect since their advent.

He said: “They want to see that anybody who mentions Jesus in the region is cleared and I can give proof of this.

Apart from the Middle Belt, we all know that there are killings all over the country. There were killings before President Muhammadu Buhari came into power, but you would agree with me that the number of killings in the last three years when added together is higher than the killings carried out by Boko Haram since the advent of the group."

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Meanwhile, had reported that the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, appeared before the State House of Assembly.

Ortom while making his appearance before the lawmakers said 18 local government areas in the state have been invaded by suspected herdsmen.

He also said that the incessant attacks by the suspected herdsmen have led to the killings of many residents of the state while close to one million people have been displaced.

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