Christians in the Northern part of Nigeria under the aegis of Arewa Christian and Indigenous Pastors Association ask the United Nations, UN to hastily respond to Nigeria’s insecurity challenges to prevent a ”full-blown” war that’s on the outbreak in the country.
Rev. Luke Shehu, the Chairman of the association, said this at a press conference in Jos on Thursday.
In his statement, he condemned the injustice parading the country and the government’s lackadaisical attitude in addressing and curtailing the situation.
Part of the statement reads, “Following Nigeria’s slide into being a failed state and on the precipice of anarchy, absence of social justice, the rule of law, denial of minority rights and freedom of practice of religion as well as persecution coupled with the absence of institutions to check government abuse or to uphold the tenets of democracy, we kindly request that the United States Government through the appropriate process assign a special envoy to Nigeria with immediate effect to forestall a total breakdown of law and order leading to war.
“Unless the Nigerian Muslims and politicians are telling Nigerians that the Constitution is inferior to the Sharia law, we must expunge the 1999 Constitution smuggled in by the fraudulent military government under retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar in 1999. He did a great disservice by being part of Nigeria’s problem today.”
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