INSECURITY: Delta CAN asks for Ametokun in N/Delta

*Decries high rate of killings, kidnapping, others in Nigeriae

*Urge FG to stop the killings of Christians

DELTA State Chapter of the Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, has decried the high rate of killings, kidnapping, arm banditry and other forms of crime in the country, urging South South Governors to come together and put up a formidable security outfit like Ametokun to compliment the effort of the Police and other security agencies in the region.

Speaking during a press briefing after a 3-day fasting and prayer rally declared by the association, Chairman of CAN in the State, Senior Apostle Sylvanus Okorote said recent security developments in Nigeria call for worry and expressed displeasure in the Federal Government’s handling of matters concerning the security of lives and property of Nigerians.

He stressed the need for the Governors in the South South to expedite actions in setting up of “an indomitable regional security outfit”.

Okorote said: “Federal Government and Presidency should accept, encourage and support other geopolitical zones to design their version of ‘Amotekun’, a security apparatus which I believe will best match the security challenges of states within each region.

“The Federal Government should give all ethnic nationalities the right of security which is the primary responsibility of the government. Give all regions freedom and protection to practice their faith peacefully. Stop by all means, the killing of Christians and overthrowing of Christians communities by armed militia.”

Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to review the performance of his service chiefs, he said; “President Mohammadu Buhari should honorably retire them for fresh hands to man the country’s security outfit.”

Okorote told the Federal Government to restore the dignity and independence of the judiciary by obeying court orders, urging the National Assembly to speedily legislate on the “total ban on open grazing.”

Okorote, who was flanked by members of the State Executive and renowned clergymen called on Christians in in the country not to relent in prayers for Nigeria.


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