Group Calls on Christian Leaders to Save Christianity From Extinction
The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law has called on christian leaders in Nigeria, particularly the clergies and Christian politicians holding executive, legislative, judicial, policing, military and other security offices in South-south, Southeast, North-central and Northeast to wake up from their slumber and proactively, legitimately and lawfully defend Christian faith, including safeguarding Christian sacred places of worship to save christian religion from imminent extinction.
Intersociety made the call on Sunday in a statement signed by three of its officials namely; Emeka Umeagbalasi (Board Chairman); Barr Chinwe Umeche and Barr Obianuju Joy Igboeli sent to Sundiata Post.
The group identified that killing of christians in the name of Islam or Political Islam is perpetrated and perpetuated in Nigeria using sectarian killings through pre-election, election and post election violence, adding that other ways include use of pogroms or systematic and widespread massacres and organized riots, insurgency and agro-Jihadist violence.
The group reminded that the statement became necessary so as to open the eyes of docile or sleeping Christian leaders in Nigeria who still watch by and doing nothing while their Christian sacred places of worship and defenceless Christians are indiscriminately attacked and visited with unprovoked violence and death in recurring and untamed circles.
While reminding that it is also the inescapable duty of Christian leaders to ensure that their defenceless Christians dwelling both in rural and urban areas are protected from inter religious attacks and aggression and spiritually guided at all times, Imtersociety recalled that the the indiffernce posture of religious leaders is most likely to force, if not already forcing their faithful to return to the ancient ways of their forefathers including their oracular religion.
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