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Kaduna pastors protest, ask FG to end incessant attacks

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Pastors in Kaduna, under the banner of the Interfaith Alliance, on Thursday took to streets around the ever busy Lagos Roundabout, urging the Federal Government to step up actions against hoodlums that launched recent bomb attacks in various parts of the state.

They said it was time for the government to end banditry.

The concerned religious leaders also appealed to the government to compensate all the victims, give scholarships to children affected and rebuild communities ravaged by the incessant attacks.

The convener, Rev Emmanuel Adebayo, charged the Federal Government to lessen the sufferings of the victims so as to make them overcome trauma.

He added that the government should be more proactive in whatever actions they are taking to put an end to terrorism.

He said, “The essence of our gathering today is to put together what we refer to as ‘Kaduna prays’, a prayer against insecurity. I am sure everybody knows that Kaduna is one of the states plagued by incidences of banditry and terrorism and various forms of criminal activities and of late, they have been on the increase.

“We believe that the government is doing its best, but its best has not been good enough. That’s why we have come out to seek divine intervention concerning the issue of peace and security in Kaduna State and Nigeria at large.

“Obviously, we are not satisfied with the way the government is going about insecurity at the federal level. However, we want to acknowledge the little efforts that have been made but we believe that more can still be done. Government needs to be pre-emptive.

“We have been hearing about the cry of our governor; he said he has been taking the reports to those concerned; he said they know where they are and that they listen to their telephone conversation but the response from the security agencies is not good enough.

“So we are praying that God should touch their hearts to put in more effort and to be more responsive so that this issue of insecurity won’t be more reactionary but be preventive and we pray that God will give them more wisdom on how to go about it.

“Kaduna state government bombing the forest is a welcome development but what we expect is that the government should carry out precision attacks. When you said carpet bomb, they can hide among innocent people. So if you carpet bomb them, innocent people will die. So we believe that the government monitor their movement through intelligence and carry out the bombing.”

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