PFN Predicts Christian Fightback
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has warned that Christians may be forced to react to killings by Fulani herdsmen if nothing is done to tame it.
PFN President Rev. Felix Omobude, gave the warning at a meeting with Christians at the Living Faith Bible Church (aka Winners Chapel) in Jos, Tuesday.
According to him, “We call on the government to fish out the perpetrators of this evil across the land. We want to see them get punished; we want to see them answer for their crimes.
“What has happened in the past, and when it happens like this, is that the most the government will say is to condemn it. We want to see beyond mere condemnation. We want those shielding these evil men to be exposed.
“We will continue to call on Christians to follow the path of peace in line with the injunctions of our faith. I want to sound it unequivocally that the people perpetrating this evil should not think they have a monopoly of violence.
“The peace drive and peace-making efforts of the church should not be misunderstood to be a weakness. If pushed to the wall, the church can react.
“There is no law that forbids Christians from defending themselves. We cannot continue to be on the receiving end.”
To this end, he called on the Federal Government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, ”to rise to the challenge and secure the lives and property of Nigerians. It is the primary responsibility that the government owes the people.
“We call on the governments, federal and states, especially when we understand that one of the campaign promises of this present Federal Government was security, to protect lives and properties.”
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