The National President of PFN, Felix Omobude, stated this following the recent killing of Chairman of the Christain Association of Nigeria in Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram insurgents.
He called on the President not to be moved by the reports that the battle against insurgency has been won.
Omobude in a statement he released called on the federal government to strategize which might include the redeployment of Security chiefs to tackle insecurity.
The statement reads: “PFN is deeply saddened at the murder of Pastor Lawal Andimi, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Michika Local Government, Adamawa State, by the terrorist group,
“We commiserate with the family of Pastor Andimi and all members of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) in Adamawa state, as we pray for comfort, healing and strength at this difficult time.”
“We strongly condemn the barbaric killing of this innocent man, on account of his faith by this evil gang of terrorists whose record of crimes against humanity continues to worsen by the day. We are shocked that the activities of Boko Haram have, of late, been on the upward swing, in spite of the claims by the Federal Government that the group has been technically defeated.”
“We are worried that the gains that have been reported appeared to have been rolled back, with increasingly disturbing reports of the worsening level of insecurity being constantly received from the North-East about the activities of Boko Haram.”
“While we salute the Officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, many of who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the course of the counter-insurgency operation, for their gallantry and sense of duty, we call on the Federal Government to provide for them all of the equipment they need to be able to win this war.”
“We call on the Federal Government to take the issue of the security of the citizens more seriously. The government should not be carried away with the assumption that the battle has been won but come up with a strategy, which might include the redeployment of Security chiefs, to bring in fresh ideas and revitalise the operation and find ways to tackle the acts of banditry, kidnapping and other heinous crimes being perpetrated across different parts of the country.”
The Christain body also called on the international community to come to the aid of the country in its fight against insurgency.
“We enjoin all Christians to continue to pray for the bereaved family and hold up Nigeria in prayer so that this orgy of violence and bloodletting can come to an end and the will of God for the country might come to pass,” the statement added.