North-Central chapter of the Christian Association of Nigerian, CAN, in collaboration with heads of church denominations and Christian organisations in Plateau State yesterday lamented the wanton killings and recent bombings that have wreaked havoc in the state, urging the state Police Commissioner, Nasiru Oki, to double efforts towards bringing the menace to an end.
Led by Rev Yakubu Pam, chairman of CAN in the North-Central, the Christian leaders who paid a visit on Oki, noted that statistics had revealed that over 264 deaths had been recorded in Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of the state since after the 2015 elections that held barely two months ago.
CAN said it was burdened that Plateau, which housed the headquarters of most Christian bodies in Nigeria, had become a thunder bolt where every little provocation triggers violence, adding that the attack and burning of two church buildings after the recent bomb blast was uncalled for.
Lamenting that many citizens of the state had become traumatised having been rendered homeless by the incessant attacks and crises, CAN said it was in the office of the Police Commissioner to urge him to use his good position to bring the havoc to an end.
While appreciating the police for living up to its task in preventing another explosion in ECWA last Sunday, CAN said it was good that road blocks had been mounted again to prevent further crimes in the state.
Responding, Oki said he was working assiduously with his team of other security agencies and state government to reduce crime in the state to the barest minimum.
He charged CAN to make necessary information at its disposal available to the police to help it.
In the delegation were Rev Gideon Para-Mallam of IFES, Pastor Balarabe Usman of NIFES, Rev Obet Dasham of COCIN, and other representatives of churches in Plateau.

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