Govt’s silence over sectarian killings invitation to anarchy – Idahosa

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

The founder and Presiding Bishop of God First Ministries

Incorporated, Bishop Isaac Idahosa, has warned of dire consequences of federal government’s silence over the killings in Benue, Taraba,

Plateau and other states by suspected Fulani herdsmen, describing the trend as direct invitation to anarchy.

  As part of lined up activities to mark the church’s 29th anniversary and Thanksgiving, God First Ministries Inc has empowered 700 Nigerians cutting across religious and tribal divides through various skills acquisition and financial incentives.

  In an interview in Minna, where the church started 29 years ago, Idahosa said that it was worrisome that after series of unprovoked killings affecting mostly Christians, no one has been arrested or prosecuted for unlawfully taking the life of other Nigerians.

  While supporting the appeal by the former Military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, for the prosecution of those behind the dastardly act, Idahosa said that it was unfortunate that the federal government’s body language proved that the group was being shielded from facing the consequences of their actions.

“We must get to a level whereby every Nigerian has equal rights, equal access to the common wealth of this nation. Life is sacred and should be treated as such. To encourage killings under whatsoever guise should not be tolerated by any government that meant well for her citizenry”.

  He reminded those who oppress the Christians to learn to live what they preach.

 “Nobody has the monopoly of violence. Killing of Rev. Fathers and recently in Kaduna is not only sacrilege but the highest of impunity against Christianity”, he said.

   Idahosa also called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to rise to its responsibilities in bringing to book all those behind the killings.

  Meanwhile, the God First Church Inc has empowered 700 Nigerians from different tribes and religion as part of activities marking its 29th anniversary with the theme: Faith For the

Impossible.

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