By TERYIMA ANDREW-
Christians all over the world have been admonished to live exemplary live of Jesus Christ who sacrificed himself for the entire people of the universe to be saved.
Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN for the 19 northern states and Abuja, Rev. Yakubu Pam gave the charge on “Good Friday” the day Jesus was betrayed and killed on the cross to safe mankind from sin over 2000 years ago.
The cleric frown at persistent attacks an killing of innocent Nigerians, particularly at north east Nigeria, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
“Northern Governors to join hands with the Federal government to bring to an end the on going armed banditry in Zamfara state, acts of kidnapping for ransom on Abuja- Kaduna high way.”
The statement by the CAN chairman reads in parts:-
“Rev Yakubu Pam has tasked Church leaders and Christian faithfuls in the Northern states to show love to one another and be their brothers keepers as they mark and celebrate this year’s Good Friday.”
Rev Pam, an apostle of peace, in a statement issued in Jos on Friday to mark the crucifix cation and the resurrection of Jesus, the Savior of mankind. tasked the Christians in the North , the Federal capital territory and other states of the federation to use the period of Good Friday and Easter to reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus that has given the people hope of better tomorrow despite their current fears and challenges in life.
The Northern CAN Leader called on Christian faithfuls to use the season of Easter celebrations to show love to the less privileged in their society by sharing gifts to the needy, Widows and Orphans within their environment..
Pam also used occasion to call on Northern Governors to join hands with the Federal government to bring to an end the on going armed banditry in Zamfara state, acts of kidnapping for ransom on Abuja- Kaduna high way and activities of armed gun men in North west and North central states of the federation.”
Meanwhile, security operatives in Plateau state have said are battle ready to secure citizens during and after the Ester celebrations.
A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian police force, Plateau state command DSP Terna Tyopev said 2211 police officers have been assigned to keep watch on the entire citizens of the state during Ester season.
The press release by the police media relation officer advised residents, particularly residents of Jos, to be vigilant, and not allow hoodlums invade their homes.
Owners of recreational centres were also charged in the statement to secure their business areas, and not to allow unsuspected persons disrupt their business.