The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mentioned that latest instances of assaults and killings by terrorists are an try and stoke non secular sensitivities by pitching Christians and Muslims towards one and different.
The APC in a press release on Sunday burdened that the acts are being staged by short-sighted teams and people and it’s a purple flag that must be checked.
Religious leaders together with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday, led members of his church in a prayer stroll towards insecurity in Nigeria.
Similarly, the management of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) held a nationwide stroll calling on the Federal Government put an finish to insecurity and bloodshed within the nation.
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The assertion signed by the social gathering’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, learn partially: “True to form, violent extremists and terrorists all over the world would adopt desperate tactics by selecting soft targets for their barbaric and opportunistic attacks.
“In Nigeria, these godless people are attempting to stoke religious sensitivities by pitching Christians and Muslims against one and other through their recent pattern of cowardly attacks.
“This demonstrates how debased and degraded Boko Haram and those who sponsor it have become,” it added.
The social gathering urged leaders to make use of their positions of authority to point out management and keep away from appearing the scripts pitched by the fanatics in a bid to divide the nation.
“We must not fall for this divisive ploy. In our respective spaces, we should understand that these violent extremists are our common enemies, and are blind to religious and political affiliation and socio-economic status.
“Our leaders – religious, political, traditional and all others in positions of influence and authority, must now show leadership and temperance in their utterances and actions. Doing otherwise will be acting the scripts and playing into the hands of these fanatics seeking to divide us and pitch us against each other.”
The APC reiterated that no territory in Nigeria is below the management of the insurgents, because the Federal Government has given precedence to equip the Armed Forces.
“Our armed forces are now better equipped with their welfare prioritised; previous insurgency-ravaged communities are being rehabilitated and resettled; gone are those days when attacks, particularly on the country’s capital city of Abuja and other parts of the country, were routine.
“Currently, no inch of Nigeria’s territory is under the control of Boko Haram; bandits, kidnappers and other criminal camps are being cleared with the criminals suffering heavy casualties on a daily basis.”