The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria of has urged the Federal Government to put more efforts in the fight against insecurity currently ravaging the country.
It said if the Federal Government fails to get more aggressive in the fight against criminality, the forthcoming general election may be a mirage.
The church made the remark during a press conference on Friday in Abuja to mark the Synod of the North Edition of the 175th Anniversary Celebration of the church.
Prelate and Moderator of General Assembly, of the church, His Eminence Nzie Nsi Eke who read the press statement, applauded the security agencies in the country following their sacrifices in making sure that the peace returns to places facing unrest
The statement reads in part, “The fact that we can no longer sleep with our two eyes closed in most parts of Nigeria is no more news.
“The level of banditry, kidnappings and herdsmen attacks, robbery, cult crises and the likes has been driving Nigeria steadily into a failed State.
“While we appreciate the sacrifices our security agencies are making to keep us safe and some recent gains they have made in the battle to keep Nigeria safe, we want to encourage government to get more aggressive in the fight otherwise 2023 elections will be a mirage.
“Our prayers continue to go with all those who are being held captive by bandits and kidnappers. We hereby declare 30 days of special prayers from Sunday August 15, 2021 for the release of those who are in captivity across the country. This should be communicated to all our members nationwide”.
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