Komnet Decries Insecurity, Killing, Fuel Scarcity in Nigerian


Martins Ifijeh

The Koinonia Ministerial Network, an international Christian body, has condemned the high level of insecurity, killing of innocent Nigerians, kidnapping and fuel scarcity in the country.

It said the killings in Benue State where over 70 people were brutally killed by Fulani herdsmen, and in other parts of the country have called for concerns, noting that Christian leaders should mobilise their followers to take active part in politics by joining political parties and registering as card carrying members of such parties.

Stating this in a release made available to THISDAY wednesday, and signed by the International President of the fellowship, Tony Olukoyede, the group said majority of those killed were Christians and that the crime was perpetuated by Fulani herdsmen.

“Our hearts go out to the bereaved families of those who lost their lives, and we pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort them all.

“We therefore call on all Christians in Nigeria to stop forth with the eating of cow meat (Beef) as protest of the fact that the Fulani herdsmen value the life of a cow than that of a human being which is the reason behind their killing when they lose one of their cows; This is also in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who were murdered in cold blood in several parts of Nigeria.”

Komnet said it rejects any attempt to Islamise Nigeria, adding that the federal government should respect the constitution which recognises Nigeria as a secular state.

“We therefore appeal to the federal government to call the killer herdsmen to order to avoid turning our beloved nation into a battle field.”

According to Komnet, which is a fellowship of Apostolic Leaders, they have decided to boycott the consumption of cow meat in Nigeria until further notice.

“We urge all levels and organs of government to rise up to their constitutional responsibility of protecting the lives of all citizens of this country irrespective of tribe and religion.”