Benue State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has resolved to seek the intervention of God in the continued unprovoked attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue communities.
CAN in its resolution in Makurdi jointly signed by the chairman, Rev. Akpen Leva, and secretary, Evangelist Gift Elanu, declared March 27, 2016, as a day of prayer by all churches in the state for the restoration of peace, even as it called on the federal government to urgently provide security to restore peace in the affected areas.
While condemning the attacks on Agatu, Logo, Buruku, Tarka and Kwande communities, the association urged the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to provide relief materials to the affected communities.
The state CAN leadership which also called on the churches in the state to send in relief materials through bloc leaders before April 10, 2016, for onward submission to the people, also appealed to corporate bodies and spirited individuals to also come to the aid of the victims to alleviate their sufferings.
The association also urged those at the local government levels to send in their contributions, cash or materials through CAN coordinators at the local government areas.

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