By Dumah Randong
WORRIED by the frequent rate of kidnappings and other forms of criminality bedeviling the country, the President, Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), Rev. Dr. Dachollom Datiri has called on the Federal Government to deploy the necessary security apparatus to address the problems head on.
Datiri made the call at the 97 General Church Council (GCC) of the Church at the (COCIN) Headquarters, Jos Tuesday.
The General Church Council is the highest decision-making body of the church which meets annually to take stock of its activities for the year as well as reflect on national issues as they affect the nation.
The COCIN President who decried the alarming rate of kidnappings, attacks on communities and armed robbery, tasked government to live up to its responsibility of protecting lives and property.
Rev. Datiri also appealed to the government to intensify efforts in the settlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State in a remark, appreciated the Church for its continued prayers for peace and progress of the state.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, Lalong noted that government could not survive without the prayers of the church hence the need to always pray for government to actualize its policies and programmes for the good of the citizens.
The 97th General Church Council of the Church which kicked off on the 11th of November, has been rounded off.