Speaking on behalf of the Christians, Rev. Titus Pona, Chairman of the Borno chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday, said the government should continue with the agreement in spite of the recent attacks in some communities in the state.
“We the Christian faithful in Borno commend the efforts of the Federal Government for agreeing with the Jama’atul Ahalis Sunna Lida’awati, popularly called the Boko Haram, for a ceasefire,” the cleric said.
“We are happy with the ceasefire, although, we heard some reports suggesting attacks by some suspected insurgents lately.
“We believe it is only a faction that is not interested in the peace process,” he said.
“We believe that those interested in peace are in the majority.
“Government should also be sincere in dealing with the insurgents to ensure lasting peace,” said Pona.