NCPC boss tasks Plateau communities on peaceful co-existence

Rev. Yakubu Pam, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has urged in Plateau that were attacked by gunmen in recent times, to exchew violence and live in peace.

spoke at the combined church of service of the Kuru Regional Church Council (RCC) of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) on Sunday in Kwi, Riyom Local Government Area of the state.

The executive secretary, who also tasked the of the affected on forgiveness and reconciliation, said such move would breed peace, love and togetherness.

He further sensitised the on the need to preach peace at all levels, adding that only a peaceful society will develop.

“Since 2015, Kwi community has been under series of attacks. Lives were lost, properties destroyed.

“But I am happy we can still find here, that we have even come to fellowship together because even few days were attacked here and killed.

“I want to commend those  who are still here, for standing strong and the courage you have exhibited.

“I want to encourage the of Kwi and others facing similar situation to remain peaceful in the face of provocation.

 “You must love others, no minding their faith and tribe. You must not take laws into your hands. That way, God will glorify  land and make it prosper,” he said.

Pam  said the commission would continue to support all affected in order to bounce and live their normal lives.

Also speaking at the event, Mr Mafeng Gwolson, Committee Chairman of Riyom, commended the for living in peace despite the recent killings in the community.

He promised to ensure to deployment of adequate to affected within the locality to ensure the safety of in their farms.

“It’s raining season again, we shall do everything to safequard our and their farms to avert the usual occurrence where are being killed in their farms,”he said.

He also promised to ensure timely provision of fertilizer and other farm inputs at subsidised prices to enable bumper harvest. (NAN)