05 August 2020 By Georgina Humphrey.
The Nigerian Inter-Religious Council ,NIREC, has called on the Federal Government to provide security for Nigerians.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Executive Secretary of NIREC Prof. Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua in Abuja.
It condemns the attacks on innocent citizens in the North East and various criminal activities in some parts of the nation.
“We condemn the carnage on human life especially the recent killings of seventy-six people in Sabon Birni Local Government of Sokoto State; RuwanTofa Dansadau district in Zamfara State; ZagonKataf Local, Government Area in Kaduna State, Bethel Baptist Church Aguda-Dauruwan Kogi State and the attack on the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum at Baga.
“We condemn absolutely, the political thuggery that threatens human life and peaceful coexistence.
NIREC therefore appeals to Government at all levels to make security a top priority to preserve the life of every Nigerian.
“The Government at all levels must double up their efforts of securing the lives and property of the citizens. The security Agents must fish out the criminals to face justice” the statement added.
It calls on the security Agents to mop up arms and ammunitions in the hands of criminals stressing that government must ensure a complete stop to the proliferation of all forms of weapons that criminals use to destroy lives and property.
NIREC is under the leadership of the Co-Chairmen, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle, President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)