By Lucky Isibor
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has urged the Federal government to halt the use of military to quell agitation by members of indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB in some parts of south eastern Nigeria.
It however cautioned supporters and members of IPOB to conduct their agitation within the ambit of Nigeria laws by respecting the rights of other citizens to avert bloodshed.
The National President of the PFN, Rev. Dr Felix Omobude communicated this via a statement by his Media Aide, Deacon Ralph Okhiria and made available to journalists Tuesday in Benin City, the Edo state Capital.
Omobude, described “the use of soldiers to tackle internal security matters as a return of dark days in Nigeria’s democratic process and appealed to the federal government to adequately equip the Nigeria Police to tackle internal security issues in the country.
The Cleric in the statement, also called for “greater unity of purpose among Nigerians across the different ethnic and religious lines and “appealed for calm and understanding on the part of everyone and for continued prayers for greater peace and prosperity in Nigeria”.