May 13, 2018

Unite against killings, PLIN tells church leaders

By Sam Eyoboka

AN interdenominational ministerial group, Pastors, Leaders Inter-ceding Network (PLIN), has task-ed church leaders in the coun-try to speak with one voice against the killing of Christians in parts of the country.

According to PLIN, in a state-ment by its convener, Apostle Dele Johnson, ”the killings will halt if all church leaders can jointly speak to the authorities instead of using their personal platforms.”

The group admitted that lead-ers have been speaking but urg-ed them to come together to issue an ultimatum to the Fed-eral Government to address the growing insecurity concerns.

It said the government will take church leaders seriously when they speak with force as one, arguing: “The church must no longer maintain this deafening silence. We are the voice of the poor masses. We are the hope of the inconsequential critical mass. “We recognise efforts of CAN to condemn the killings by herdsmen and largely insincere and very poor handling of the ugly trend by the government.

“But we believe more needs to be done. All hands must be on deck to end this carnage,” the convener argued.

PLIN therefore called for a joint press briefing of our church fathers to address the carnage.

“This must be done urgently to stem this reckless blood letting by the herdsmen/Boko Haram,” the group stressed.