Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), has condemned the Federal Government’s lack of political will to end attacks by Fulani terrorists on innocent communities.
This was made known in a communiqué read by the COCIN President Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo at the end of the Church’s 103rd General Church Council meeting which was held at the COCIN Headquarters Church in Jos.
According to the communiqué COCIN “Laments and condemns the lack of political will by the Federal Government to address the incessant attacks by the Fulani terrorists on innocent communities whose aim is land-grabbing of ancestral lands of the indigenous people.”
They Church also condemned in strong terms the recent coordinated and unwarranted attacks by Fulani terrorists on communities in Mangu, Bokkos, Riyom, Jos South and Barkin Ladi Local government areas in Plateau State and some communities in Kaduna and Taraba States.
The Council went further to condole the families of their clergies, staff, Members and Christians who lost their beloved ones and properties through natural event and recent attacks on the Plateau, Kaduna and Taraba States.
In the fifteen point communique, the General Church Council called on all COCIN members to embark on a three days prayer and fasting commencing from 2nd to 4th June, 2023. They are to pray for Plateau, Kaduna, and Taraba states, and the nation at large.
They also appealed to all communities to be united in purpose, and strengthen the neighborhood watch and community policing initiatives for self-defense.
Similarly, the Church further reiterated the need for synergy between the church and the traditional institutions in tackling security challenges and promoting harmonious living.
On spiritual matters, COCIN enjoined her clergy to provide spiritual guidance to her members on matters of politics and governance in accordance with biblical principles.
And further call on them as spiritual leaders ànd peacemakers, to be committed to their divine ministerial calling and resist engaging in partisan politics.
The Council however, rejoiced with His Excellency, Rt Hon. Simon Bako Lalong. and his deputy, His Excellency Prof. Sonni Gwanle Tyoden for the successful completion of their tenure, wishing them the very best in their future endeavours.
It went further to appreciate the Governor for his support to the church during his tenure.
The leaders congratulated the Plateau State Governor-Elect; Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, wishing him God’s guidance and successful tenure.
The 103rd General Church Council meeting ended with the Church leaders’ visit to condole and sympathize with victims of the recent Fulani terrorists attacks in Mangu, Plateau State.