The President, Church of Christ In Nations, COCIN, Rev. Dachollom Datiri, Wednesday, in Jos, the Plateau State capital, said that President Muhammadu Buhari is playing politics with the life of Leah Sharibu and other Chiboks girls detained by Boko Haram, primarily because of their Christian faith.
At the 94th General Church Council meeting of the church held at COCIN headquarters, the cleric said, “Leah Sharibu is now running into two months in captivity because of her faith in Christ, and the government, under Buhari is playing games with her life. Also, the Chibok girls are still in captivity after more than four years.
He further said, “We condemn this in the strongest terms and make bold to say that no responsible government will allow this even for one day. This and the countless lives which have been massacred in the senseless attacks have gone just like that, and that indicates a failed government”.
Datiri urged Christians in the country not to submit their legally acquired arms to the police. He said Christians are being terrorised to bring out their guns, while Fulani herdsmen are walking freely and openly with their AK47 guns without intimidation.
Regardless, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has called on Christians in the country to pray fervently to overcome the killings in the country.
According to him, President Buhari has been preaching love and unity among governors and key political players, saying every citizen, irrespective of religion, ethnicity and political affiliation, must imbibe the spirit for enduring peace in the country.
He quoted President Buhari thus, “To all of you who kept the mandate of praying for us and for government, your prayers and intercessions have earned us the peace and progress we are experiencing as a state. Because of your prayers, we are daily overcoming our economic challenges and continuing with the projects we inherited.
“Through prayers, we have industrial harmony in the civil service and are experiencing stability in our educational sector, as well as some good measure of revolution in the agricultural sector.
“Through prayers , the attacks on our land and people have abated, and God is protecting us as we make modest effort to consolidate on our peace”.