Christians Call On FG’s Intervention On Numerous Attacks In Taraba

Christians Call On FG’s Intervention On Numerous Attacks In Taraba

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on October 21, 2014
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Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

Most Nigerians especially in the troubled areas received the news of ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and the terrorists with warm welcome hoping it would be the end of the numerous attacks.

In contrary, attacks are still on the high ebb in the nation as some men believed to be Fulani herdsmen launched an attack once more in some parts of Taraba State leaving about 30 Christians dead.

This was contained in a message from the President of Christian Reformed Church, Nigeria, Rev. Caleb Ahima, on Monday, October 20, 2014 in Abuja  to the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, calling out for the intervention of the Federal Government  in the numerous killings in the southern part of Taraba.

Ahima’s message said, “I wish to inform the National President of CAN about the carnage and genocide by Islamic insurgents of the Hausa-Fulani insurgents in the Wukari Local Government Area, beginning from February 2014.

“Today (Sunday), October 19, 2014, the predominantly Christian southern part of the state, precisely the Wukari LGA, was attacked again. The villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi were attacked in the morning of the Day of the Lord on which Christians gather to worship the Lord.

“This is the third time that the Muslims have attacked Christians on Sunday. The attack of today (Sunday) led to the death of four persons in Gindin Waya, and 27 persons in Sondi. Among the dead were the Pastor of the Sondi Church and his only male child. The huge army of insurgents that attacked Sondi wore army uniform. What is happening in Nigeria?

“Reports reaching the headquarters of the CRC-N Church in Takum, Southern Taraba State, say that another Pastor, Nuhu Useni, was killed by the Hausa-Fulani on his farm. His dead body will also be brought to Wukari tomorrow for burial.”

“I am appealing to the National President of CAN, Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor, to let the Federal Government intervene in the bloodshed in Southern Taraba. The Hausa-Fulani North seems determined to wipe southern Taraba off the map of this country. What is happening? How come that one LGA has been attacked seven times now and it seems as if the country has no good security intelligence gathering network, or that security reports are not being used?,” he questioned.

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