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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has pleaded with terror group, Boko Hram and the kidnappers and bandits to stop the mindless attacks on lives and properties in the country.
The PFN made this appeal as part of the organisation’s Easter message to Nigerians on Friday.
The statement was signed by Wale Oke, PFN national president; Johnpraise Daniel, deputy president; Cosmas Ilechukwu, secretary; and Emma Isong, publicity secretary.
“PFN urges the different individuals and groups engaged in all forms of terrorist and violent activities to stop this wanton killing of Nigerians. We urge Boko Haram and other terrorist organisations to lay down their arms and table their grievances so that resolutions can be explored,” the Christian body said in the statement.
“We appeal to the bandit herdsmen, kidnappers and the different elements to desist from their criminal activities and give peace a chance. We are highly concerned about the mindless killings and bloodshed all over the nation.”
The organisation also called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to build the polarising relationship among Nigerians.
“We appeal to President Buhari to do more, as the father of all, to rally Nigerians and ensure that the walls of divide that has polarised Nigerians are brought down,” the group said.
“We call on the National Assembly to do more in addressing the issues of insecurity unemployment, infrastructure deficit, the rot in education and health sectors, especially the issue of out-of-school children.
“We believe that the legislature can do much more to deliver better governance through the use of its oversight powers, rather than dissipating energy on diversionary bills that do not address the challenges holding Nigerians back.”