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PFN urges FG, Buhari to end killings in Middle Belt

PFN urges FG, Buhari to end killings in Middle Belt

- The federal government has been urged to end the killings in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria

- The PFN said no Nigerian with a clear conscience would fold his or her hands to watch the ongoing killings across the country

- The group also commended the Senate for summoning the inspector general of police

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has called on the federal government to end the incessant killing across the country especially in the Middle Belt.

The Christian body said nobody with clear conscience can fold his or her hands to watch the ongoing killings across the country.

In a statement on Sunday, May 13, Bishop Simeon Okah said it is disappointing that security agencies have failed to end the killings.

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Okah also supporting the Nigerian Senate for summoning the police inspector general, said the federal government must prove to Nigerians that “it does not have a hand in it.

He said: "No Nigerian with conscience can fold his or her hands and watch as fellow Nigerians are killed in their numbers.”

"It is disappointing to all Nigerians that the country’s security agencies are unable to stop the killings with the police yet to make any meaningful arrest, prosecute and convict those carrying out these dastardly acts.

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“I have had cause to question the competence and integrity of our security chiefs and had openly challenged the federal government to stop the killings if it sincerely does not have a hand in them.

“The summons of the security chiefs by the Senate will provide Nigerians an opportunity to hear them out on what they are doing and if need be, offer well meaning Nigerians a chance to assess and make useful inputs.

“The National Assembly is a representation of all Nigerians, therefore, a summon by the National Assembly, is actually a summon by Nigerians hence, I call on the security chiefs and National Security Adviser to honour the Senate’s summon in the interest of all Nigerians."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, had set up a judicial commission of inquiry to address the attacks by suspected herdsmen in the state.

The 14-member committee is expected to look into the attacks in the Ogane-Nigwu, Ojuwo-Ajimadi and Agbenema-Ife areas of the state.

The committee is also saddled with the responsibility of determining the immediate and remote causes of the crisis in the affected communities, identify individuals or group of persons responsible for the mayhem.

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