The Nigeria Pastors under the auspices of Arewa Pastors Forum For Peace has added its voice to the high rate of kidnapping, banditry, and other peace-threatening activities freely going on in Nigeria.
And condemned the recent #Endsars Protest which was hijacked by hoodlums to unleashed mayhem on the government and private properties and condoles those who were one way or the other affected negatively.
The chairman of Arewa Pastors For Peace Rev.Sylvester Dombin made the condemnation at the occasion of the Third International Strategic Conference of Arewa Pastors Forum For Peace (APFFP), held at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos, Plateau State held from, 2nd-6th November 2020.
The chairman lamented the continued killings in some parts of the country that refuse to go away, the action which is currently threatening the peace and development of Nigeria to its very existence.
The chairman also used his welcome address to condemn the adoption of the man of God Rev.Polycarp Zongo and other men of God who are still being held by their adoptor still in captivity which he said is very saddened.
He said the forum has come as a representative of our fast-growing forum and as stakeholders in the Nigeria project to Remind Ourselves As Change Agents And Peace Ambassador to develop new ways of building peace and be proactive about it in a pragmatic and systematic way, also, to canvass for collaboration aimed at bringing lasting Peace In Nigeria.
He charged those looking at the resurgence of religiosity in contemporary politics, peacekeeping, peacemaking, peacebuilding and conflict resolution in post-reconstruction shouldn’t be viewed as an inherently dangerous force, as scholars have argued a new secular-religious model of inter-faith,inter-state diplomacy, good information/intelligence gathering mechanism loom as developments with significant potential to resolve conflicts and minimize hatred for one another.
As the chairman however reiterated the forum aims and objectives to include society free from ethnic, religious, cultural difference and discrimination.
The Conference which has its theme as “The Power Of Unity In The New Horizons “, will come to a close on Saturday 6th November 2020.