The President of the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN, Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo has called on the Nigeria government to take decisive action to end the resurging attacks, killings and to bring the perpetrators to Justice.
He made the call yesterday at the COCIN headquarters Church in Jos, Plateau State while presenting a speech at the official opening of the Church’s 103rd General Church Council meeting.
“This reemergence of attacks on our communities has posed a serious concern to our peaceful coexistence on the Plateau, and urgent action must be taken to address this issue” he said.
According to him the way forward is for the government to take decisive action to end these attacks and bring perpetrators to Justice. He also called on Christian communities to wake up in self-defense within the ambit of the law and to be vigilant of these unscrupulous elements.
Rev. Dr. Mohzo also appealed to the Council to resolve to set apart three days for fasting and prayers throughout the denomination against the incessant killings and destruction of properties in the North and Plateau State in particular by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The Governor of Plateau State who was represented by his Deputy Prof. Sonni Tyoden in his goodwill message appreciated the church for being vocal on national and global issues, adding that the church is the conscience of the nation.
He advised the Church to be proactive on issues rather than being reactive on political issues. He said that currently structures are being set up by the incoming government and asked the church to be involved.
The Mishkagham Mwaghavul, Da John Hirse whose domain has been under attack by fulani terrorists, in his goodwill message thanked the church for their support to the communities under attack. He also solicited prayers for his domain so that God will bring peace. He further advised the church to review its strategy in dealing with crises situation, as he noted that the attacks may not end soon.
There were goodwill messages from past COCIN Presidents, Rev. Prof. Pandang Yamsat, Rev.Prof. Soja Bewarang and Rev. Prof. Dachollom Datiri. Other goodwill messages came from Adagwom Izere Da Isaac Wakili and the TEKAN General Secretary Rev. Moses Ebuga.
They all commiserated with the affected communities and called on relevant authorities to arrest the situation.