CAN chairman murder: Redeploy security chiefs, PFN tells FG
NEWS DIGEST–The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has decried the murder of Rev. Lawal Andimi, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa by Boko Haram, urging the Federal Government to redeploy security chiefs to revitalise the fight against terrorism, kidnapping, and other crimes.
PFN National President, Felix Omobude, in a statement, who condemned the killing of Andimi, urged the Federal Government to take the issue of security of lives and property of the citizens more seriously.
Omobude urged the government not to be carried away with the assumption that the battle had been won but should come up with a strategy, which might include redeployment of security chiefs.
He said, “Redeployment of security chiefs will bring in fresh ideas and revitalise the operation and find ways to tackle the acts of banditry, kidnapping and other heinous crimes being perpetrated across different parts of the country.
“We are shocked that the activities of Boko Haram have, of late, been on the increase, in spite of the claims by the Federal Government that the group has been technically defeated.
“We are worried that the gains that have been reported appeared to have been rolled back, with increasingly disturbing reports of the worsening level of insecurity being constantly received from the North-East about the activities of Boko Haram.
“We enjoin all Christians to continue to pray for the bereaved family and hold up Nigeria in prayer so that this orgy of violence and bloodletting can come to an end and the will of God for the country might come to pass.
“While we salute the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice in the course of the counter-insurgency operation, for their gallantry and sense of duty.
“We call on the Federal Government to provide for them all equipment they need to be able to win this war.”