FG Told To Withdraw Northern Security Personnel From South-East

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The Enugu Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has called for immediate withdrawal of security personnel from the North serving at various checkpoints in the South-East for alleged compromise in the enforcement of coronavirus pandemic in the zone.

This is contained in a communique the Church issued at the end of its third session of the 17th Synod of the Diocese, on Monday.

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It accused the northern security personnel at various checkpoints in the South-East of allowing infiltration of Almajirai and alleged invasion of Fulani Jihadists in the zone despite the restriction order on inter-state border movement.

“The Synod believes that these movements and violations have been aided by security personnel at the checkpoints who are mostly from the northern part of the country.”

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In the communiqué signed by the Archbishop/Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma; Synod Secretary, Ven. Stanley Nweze and Registrar, H.B.C Ogboko, the  church charged the state and local governments in the zone to be vigilant to “avoid being overrun by these intruders.”

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On the rising cases of rape in the country, the Church totally condemned the ugly development, calling on churches, organisations and well-meaning individuals to “brace for this new modern pandemic and halt this unwholesome and sacrilegious behaviour.”

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