Bloodletting in Nigeria getting out of hand, Bishop tells FG

The Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rt Rev. Alexander Ibezim, has reminded government, both at the federal and state levels that they owe Nigerians the duty of protecting their lives and properties.

Bishop Ibezim made the comment whie making reference to news of countless killings, both by Boko Haram insurgents and armed bandits masquerading as Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country.

According to him, the level of bloodletting in the country was getting out of hand.

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He said urgent steps needed to be taken by both the state governors and the president of the country to stop the reckless killings in the land, insisting that Nigeria would account for every single drop of blood spilled, as it would seek vengeance.

His words: “Blood of human beings is sacred and was not created by God to be wasted like fowls as done daily in Nigeria.

“I call on government at all levels to take full responsibility of protecting her citizens in its totality to ensure that peace and tranquility prevail in the society.”

The prelate condemned in its totality the incessant killings in the society, saying it was unbiblical, unethical and misuse of human blood.

He encouraged all to use the Easter period to identify with the victory of Christ on the cross of Calvary, and also accept that through the death and resurrection, they have themselves been absolved of all wrong doing.

He called on Christians to re-examine their lives to know if they are still in faith, proclaim Christ as Messiah and demonstrate humility in all they do.

Meanwhile, elder statesman and leader of Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has warned that Nigeria will break up if not restructured in the next 10 years.

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The 90-year old leader made the comment during an interview warning that Nigeria is not a united and healthy country, lamenting that the government has failed to protect lives and properties.

“A government that fails to protect lives and properties has no right to be in office, and the situation in the country today warrants that Buhari should resign now. He has no right to be in office,” he said.

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