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El-Rufai begs the Methodist Church not to relocate - Southern Kaduna Killings. - ConfamGist

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El-Rufai begs the Methodist Church not to relocate - Southern Kaduna Killings.

Governor Nasir Elrufai of Kaduna State on Thursday guaranteed to give extra land to building of Methodist Church in Kafanchan, Southern Kaduna.

The governor, who gave the assurance when he got the prelate of the Methodist Church Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche in his office, additionally asked the Church not to migrate from their present area.

He stated: "I went to your congregation in Kafanchan after the viciousness. We will give you another plot of land in Kafanchan, however please consider utilizing it to construct an additional church.

"We ask that you don't abandon or migrate the congregation from your present site. Let us not capitulate to the operators of extortion and division.

"Your neighbuors in Kafanchan must acknowledge the privilege of that church to stay there. The present church ought to be revamped and kept up as a symbol of the privilege to adore uninhibitedly."

El-Rufai said that the administration was focused on securing the territory and coming back to commonality.

He revealed that 10 mobile police squadrons were presently deployed to the affected local governments, alongside two battalions of the armed force.

The governor additionally asked the religious leaders to demoralize the inclination to permit lawbreakers to take cover behind religion.

"At the point when people have issues or question, they ought not be permitted to activate feelings by heightening their disparities into an ethnic or religious clash", he expressed.
El-Rufai expressed gratitude toward the Methodists Church for indicating solidarity with the general population and government of Kaduna State in this trying time.

Earlier in his comments, the prelate, Kanu Uche, asked the Governor not to yield in his journey to reestablish peace and security in southern Kaduna.

"We note that you are being faulted over the savagery in southern Kaduna. Kindly take that as the cost of leadership.

"We realize that the issue has been going on before your administration. I recollect the 1987 occasions clearly.

"We approach the general population of Kaduna State to acknowledge each other, to be tolerant, and to say no to violence. I have served in Kano. I don't perceive any reason why we ought to battle each other. No one can Christianise or Islamise Nigeria.

"Let us learn to live respectively in peace. Religion ought to safeguard lives. Anyone who kills is a criminal. The individuals who support killings ought to be arrested", he Stressed.

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