Anglican Primate visits Borno, prays for return of peace

 

By on July 31, 2013

 

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Archbishop Nicholas Okoh has paid a solidarity visit to residents of Borno State.

 

He said the Anglican Church was worried over the inability to communicate with the people of the state, hence, it had to raise a team to visit the state.

 

The spiritual head of the Anglican Church, who was accompanied to the troubled state by 14 other Bishops, revealed during a courtesy call on Borno State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zanna  Umar Mustapha, on Monday, that they were in the state to sympathize and share difficulties with the people and pray for peace to return.

 

 

According to him: “We were disturbed when we found it very difficult to communicate with the good people of Borno State, therefore we decided to pay this visit to enable us interact, sympathize and offer condolences to those who lost their relation during the crisis”.

 

While leading a session of prayer special prayers for permanent return of peace to the state, the Primate commended President Goodluck Jonathan, Borno State Government, JTF, Youth Volunteers and traditional rulers for their untiring efforts towards arresting the crisis in the state.

 

In his response, the Deputy Governor called on both Muslims and Christians to join hands together and pray for peace to return to the state.

 

Mustapha, while condemning the activities of the insurgents whom he said hide under the name of religion to perpetrate crime, noted that they killed across religious divide and that no known religion permitted the killing of innocent souls.

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