Boko Haram killed 12 pastors so far




 

The President of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Soja Bewarang, said the Church lost at least 12 of its pastors and several members due to the activities of Boko Haram.

Rev. Bewarang made this known while presenting the Church annual report to the General Church Council held at COCIN headquarters in Jos on Wednesday.

“As if the great loss we suffered as a church in the last 12 months is not enough, only last week we heard the brutal killing of Rev Elisha Kabura in his house in in Borno State.

“No doubt, as a church our hearth is broken over the loss of our reverends in Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and Maiduguri. These victims would have been here with us for this general council meeting if not for their untimely death.

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“We call upon the Federal Government to take more serious proactive measures to safeguard lives and properties of all citizens of Nigeria especially in Kaduna, Yobe, Borno and Bauchi States respectively.

“COCIN as a single denomination has suffered greatly due to Boko haram activities and flood disaster,” Rev. Bewarang said.

The COCIN president, however, expressed confidence in the unity and progress of the country despite the security challenges facing it.

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