Benue cleric calls on FG to strengthen security apparatus

By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Immediate past chairmanc Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Benue State chapter, Reverend Augustine Akpen Leva, has called on the federal government to strengthen her security apparatus to effectively fight criminality in the country.

The cleric who was reacting to what he described as unprovoked attacks and killings of innocent citizens across the country, of recent, during an interview with NationsPride, yesterday, in Makurdi, emphasized the need for the President Bola Tinubu-led federal government to sit up as well as work harder to be able to protect lives and property, which he noted is the primary responsibility of every government.

Reverend Leva lamented the abductions on the highways, railways and other public places which have made people scared of traveling as no one knows what would happen in the next moment and urged all security agencies to redouble their efforts to save lives and property.

On the pockets of killings in parts of Benue State, the former CAN chairman called on the people of the state to be vigilant in their various communities and report any suspicious movement to the law enforcement agents so that actions would be taken immediately to ensure the safety of lives and property.

The cleric who appealed to the people to support the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator George Akume and the Tinubu-led government in general to deliver dividends of democracy to the people. He expressed optimism that their support would enable the federal government to achieve maximally for the people.

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The immediate past CAN chairman who appreciated the Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia-led government of Benue State for beginning on a sound note, sued for prayers to enable government deliver on its campaign promises.

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