Insecurity: Anglican Church re-emphasises need for unity among Christians

The primate of the Anglican church in Nigeria said Christians, regardless of their denomination, must unite to combat terrorism.

The Primate of all Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Nicholas Okoh, on Tuesday spoke on the need for Christians to unite to tackle the insecurity and other challenges confronting the nation.

Mr. Okoh said this at the inauguration of the Church of Nigeria’s directors of ecumenism network on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said Nigerians, regardless of their faith, were all affected in one way or the other by the challenges confronting the nation, noting that the challenges had no religious boundary.

Mr. Okoh said Christians of all denominations and, even, Muslims should put aside their differences and work together for the sake of peace, unity and national development. He said the magnitude of the challenge of insecurity requires a united and concerted effort by all groups.

“We need to pull together as the people of God regardless of our denominations; we need to take interest in what is happening in other faiths with the aim of understanding them to achieve peace in our land.

“The problem that afflict us come with no boundaries, there are no Islamic diseases or separate ones for Christians.

“The challenge of insecurity also affects all of us, all I am saying is no group can tackle these challenges alone, we need to unite,” he said.

Mr. Okoh said that no single Christian group could lay claim to solutions to the myriad of problems affecting Nigerians, especially insecurity, poor infrastructure development and others.


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