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Northern Community in Abia, Methodist Bishops Pledge To Support Peace in South East

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By: Tanimu Salihu

Northern community and the Bishops of Methodist Church in Abia State have pledged to support the Peace In South East Project (PISE-P) to ensure the success of the objectives.
Speaking during a courtesy call on the Deputy Speaker Mr. Benjamin Kalu, in Bende, the leader of the northern community in Abia State, Alhaji Saliru Idris, said they will rally round Mr. Kalu to ensure the aim of the project is sufficiently achieved.

Alhaji Idris, appreciated the Deputy Speaker for coming to their aid when the Lokpanta cattle market in Umunneochi Local government area of the state got burnt.
Similarly, Bishops of Methodist Church led by the Arch Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Chibuzor Okpoko said the Church will fully get involved in spreading the message of peace across the south east and indeed, Nigeria in general.
The Bishops reiterated their commitment to support the initiative by the Deputy Speaker to peace in the southeast region
Earlier in his remarks, the Deputy Speaker sued for peace amongst Northern communities and their host communities in the state.
Mr. Kalu also charged the clergy men to support the peace initiative, stressing that it will help integrate the south east into the national political mainstream.

“Talk about it and tell the people why peace is needed. The Muslims are supporting this peace and Christians must also support this peace. Let’s use the non kinetic means. We can achieve those things agitating you but not through the barrels of guns.

 

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