Bishop Asks Christian Leaders To Stop Opposing Ceasefire With Boko Haram
Anglican Bishop of Kaduna Diocese, Bishop Idowu Fearon, has asked fellow Christian leaders to cease from opposing ceasefire with Boko Haram, as he said that it only those who benefits from the current crisis in the country would oppose such cease fire or even amnesty.
Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna, Idowu said; “I heard some Christian groups were reacting negatively to the Boko Haram announcement of a cease fire. Any Christian who reacts negatively to this act of cease fire is part of the group whom we believed were benefiting from this crisis situation.”
The Bishop expressed concern over the growing distrust among Christians on the efforts of government to end the current security challenges in the country, adding: “this lack of trust will not help us.
“I want to plead with the Christian community, especially the leadership in this country, for the sake of peace, since Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace, I think we need to believe people when they say this is what they want.”
“I take objection to any leader who says this cease fire should not be trusted, you are not God, do not Judge anyone, weather a Christian or a Muslim. It would not help the government when we have leaders speaking negatively on the cease fire.”
The Bishop urged Muslims to use the period of the Ramadan to promote issues that would unite the country and engender peace and tolerance.