The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) is appalled that more than a month after the criminal abduction of our young children from their hostel in Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, the perverts who perpetrated this heinous crime are still holding on to them, in spite of appeal from all over the world for their immediate release.
We condemn, in the strongest terms possible, this callous act on the part of these rogue elements who claim to be motivated by a desire to foist on Nigeria their own perverted ideology. They should be ashamed of their wickedness and desist forthwith from this meaningless waste of innocent lives and unwarranted shedding of the blood of Nigerians. We are without any doubt whatsoever, that the evil they have continued to perpetrate will find them out, and they will be made to face justice soon.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) is saddened by the barbarism being exhibited by this group. We are alarmed at the recent upsurge of criminality and terrorism by this group. We call on the government to do more in addressing this monster at all levels, by deploying all necessary resources to tackle the problem head-long. We also call on both the Federal and state governments to increase their level of cooperation. We salute the courage of our Armed forces, some of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice in the process of fighting terror. We enjoin them to re-dedicate themselves to this cause, and expedite action in ensuring the safe return of our girls.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) remains resolute that evil shall not overcome our land.We categorically maintain that there is no place in Nigeria, and there will never be, for such anachronistic and retrogressive philosophy which the so-called Boko Haram terrorists ignorantly espouse. There cannot be accommodation for a misguided ideology which operates directly in opposition to civilisation, stands against education and seeks to relegate our women to the background.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the parents of these children at this very difficult time and we urge them to be strong as we all pull together, to ensure their safe release. We call on all Christians to continue to uphold Nigeria and the leadership with prayers and a renewed commitment to their civic responsibilities.
We note, with immense appreciation, the generous support of the international community in this fight, especially the concerted efforts by them towards securing the release of our abducted girls. We commend the positive efforts taken by well-meaning leaders of the Islamic faith, especially in condemning the recent terrorist attacks. We urge them to even do more in joining hands with all of us to checkmate this raging evil. We call on all Nigerians to join hands and remain united as we face the evil forces, in order to be able to defeat the enemy. Without doubt, we need to close ranks and face terrorism as one. We equally call on all men of goodwill, especially those from the affected parts of the country to intervene in this crisis and ensure that this waste of lives and resources come to a halt urgently.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN)appeals to the government to prioritise security and rise up to its primary responsibility of securing the lives and property of all Nigerians, while guaranteeing the freedom of Nigerians to practise their religion everywhere and live in peace in all parts of the country. The PFN restates the urgency of this difficult moment for all Nigerians. It behoves us all to forge an unbreakable bond of unity to restore peace to our land.
God bless Nigeria.
Director, Media and Public Relations
For : Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude