Saturday, August 27, 2016

Zamfara, Enugu killings unacceptable – PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has called the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to speed up investigations into the murder of eight students of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Zamfara State, and a Catholic seminarian in Enugu.

It also urged security agencies not spare any detail in unravelling circumstances surrounding their deaths, arrest the perpetrators and ensure that they faced the wrath of the law.

The National President of PFN, Rev. Felix Omobude, who made the call in a statement on Saturday, described the killings of innocent Nigerians as barbaric and shocking.

Omobude lamented that it was becoming more difficult, with each attack, to find answers to the “seeming helplessness on the part of law enforcement agents” to rein in on individuals, whom he said “insist on these barbaric, riotous and criminal acts, while claiming to be acting in the name of religion”.

The statement read in part, “We condemn these acts of violence being increasingly witnessed, which is absolutely unacceptable.

“We urge the police and other security agencies to move swiftly to get to the root of these incessant attacks and bring the perpetrators to book, as it would appear that some people seem to assume they are above the law and can always get away with murder and arson.”

According to him, it was worrisome that while efforts were being made to build a united Nigeria, some people appeared determined to pull the nation back, cause division and hatred on account of differences in religious persuasion and ethnicity.

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