The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Sunday condemned the killing of Isaac Achi who was until his untimely death the Kafin Koro Deanery of the Minna Diocese of Niger State and the Reverend Father in charge of St Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin Koro.
According to a statement from the office of the PFN National President, Francis Wale Oke, the association expressed great sorrow on the killing of the Catholic Priest.
Oke said, “I am deeply saddened and outraged by the recent burning to death by bandits of Rev. Father Isaac Achi. This is just one out of many senseless and dastard killings that have characterised Nigeria today.
“Many Christians have become victims of violence in the nation and this has earned her the reputation of being one of the most dangerous places to live for christians.
“These heinous acts of violence have no place in any society and they are an affront to the sanctity of human life and the teachings of Jesus Christ.”
He thereafter extended his heartfelt condolence to the victims’ families and the entire christian community in the state and Nigeria as a whole, urging Christians, regardless of denomination, to unite in condemning these acts of violence and to pray for an end to the senseless killings and terror that are plaguing our nation.
The cleric also called on the government and law enforcement agencies to live up to their responsibility of providing security for all citizens and ridding the country of bandits and terrorists.
“It is the duty of the government to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens, and the killing of Rev. Father Isaac Achi is unacceptable.
“Innocent lives are being lost due to the failure of our government to stem the spate of violence, kidnappings, and terrorism across the country. The government has failed in its duty to protect the people, and it is time for them to take action,” he said.
He then implored all christians to stand together in the face of the evil and work in unity towards a peaceful and just society as together, adding, “Christians shall overcome the hate and violence that seeks to divide them.”