he Archbishop of Methodist Church Nigeria, Umuahia Arch Dioceses, Most Rev Chibuzor Opoko has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to ensure that all security agencies in the country rise up to the security challenges to make the country safer.
Archbishop Opoko SPOKE in Umuahia during a chat with newsmen after the 58th annual diocesan synod of the church, saying that the security concern of the states and country are the sole responsibility of both the governors and Mr President.
The Methodist cleric wonders who can save the country from the security menace said, “We want to call on all security agencies to rise up to this challenge and protect the lives and properties of Nigerians and foreigners in our midst”.
Archbishop Opoko who said he aligns himself with the call for a total restructuring of the country, explained that such move will give the room that will fast track the development of the country as states and regions will develop at their own pace.
He noted that when this is done that there will be reduced tension, no war calls, stressing that the major reason for the tension in the country is because of lack of Justice, “Which has led to several forms of agitation for self-determination across the country”.
Archbishop Opoko said that the synod was worried about the high level of kidnappings going on across the country such as Miss Leah Sharibu who had just celebrated her birthday is still being held captive by members of Boko Haram because she refused to denounce her Christian faith.
He said, “We are calling on President Buhari to make do his promise to rescue this innocent young girl, we must also begin to collate information on missing persons, we call on Human Rights groups to open up a national register on missing persons, as such a result will prompt our government to develop a proactive action plan to curb the menace”.
The Methodist Bishop who congratulated Buhari for winning the last election urged him to ensure that the country remains one indivisible country just as he met it and that when he is leaving the office that he must ensure that it remains united.
He explained that the synod condemns the proposed establishment of a Fulani radio which will target the herdsmen, saying that it is wrong to use taxpayers money to ven