Oritsejafor urges the FG to deal decisively with terrorism in the country
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on the Federal Government to demonstrate political will and deal decisively with terrorism in the country.
Oritsejafor, in a statement on Saturday in Lagos, argued that the much needed investment-friendly environment might be a pipe dream, if there was no peace in the nation.
The CAN President expressed shock at the latest spate of renewed bombings of churches and Police stations in Borno, Kaduna and Yobe States, which the Police said claimed at least 67 lives.
“Reports reaching me from different parts of the North had shown that several innocent lives have again been sent to their early graves.
“Also property worth millions of naira had either been torched or vandalised in another orgy of religious violence”
He urged the Federal Government to muster the required political will to deal with the incessant killings of innocent citizens in parts of the North.
“We just cannot continue to put our wrong foot forward all the time and expect investors to come and invest their money in an unsafe environment”
Oritsejafor converyed CAN's condolences and appealed for restraint, assuring.
He also commiserated with the leadership of the Police and other security agencies that lost property and personnel in the latest spate of violence.
He reiterated his call for proactive measures by the security outfits to tackle the menace of terrorism in the country.
The cleric said that the leadership of CAN would soon convene an emergency meeting and come up with a more comprehensive reaction to the latest round of violence.