Spare our economy; stop bombing oil facilities – Angican Bishops beg militants

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Bishops of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a lasting solution to the killings in the country.
The clerics, who asked the president to disarm Fulani herdsmen currently unleashing terror on Nigerians and return peace to the nation, called on violent groups in the nation to embrace peace for the good of the nation.

Primate of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicolas Okoh gave these charges in his opening address, at the concluded committee meeting of bishops of the ministry held in Awka, the Anambra State capital.


He ssaid, “The Standing Committee wishes to make a passionate appeal to the militants to spare our economy and stop the bombing of oil facilities.

“Shutting down the economy is like pulling down the roofs with all of us inside; nobody will escape the negative impact. We equally call on those who can reach them to join in this appeal for the greater good of all.

“The presence of herdsmen in our countryside is not new, they have always been around. What is, however, new are the unprovoked attacks on their host communities and sometimes saying that cow is missing.

“They lay ambush and waylay people going to their farms, rape women and destroy farmlands; and their victims are at their mercy because they are armed.


“We call on the federal government to immediately disarm these people to return Nigeria to a state of peace.”

“Our roads are in bad condition all across the country. Since our major means of transport is road, we call on the federal government to give the required attention to the roads to reduce the inconveniences, accidents and deaths.

“Airlines operating in the country are going through difficult times, some have grounded operations. No doubt, we need them.

“We therefore call on the federal government to expedite action on floating the national carrier or rejuvenate the private ones to enable them perform better.
“Further in this area is the persistent scarcity of aviation fuel which has troubled the country, disrupted many programmes, including those of government and private.

“We call on government to solve the problem of aviation fuel permanently so that people can move about their businesses with less difficulty within the country.”

Earlier, Bishops of Anglican Diocese of Kaduna decried high cost of living in Nigeria.

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