Cross River State Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Bishop Emmah Isong has assured people that Christian leaders will not allow Boko Haram violence to spread to the country south.
Speaking with journalists yesterday at INEC headquarters in Calabar, the body head commented on the alleged infiltration of the sect members in the area saying that “PFN leaders will not fold their arms and watch insurgents spread to the South”.
Isong characterized the recent arrest of the hundred of northerners as “political manoeuvring”, Daily Trust reports.
Thus he urged the politicians to wait for elections proper, “because INEC will not count bombs and bullets to make politicians win elections but votes. We should all unite and with one voice inform politicians that bombs and bullets will not be counted at all. They should campaign for votes and not bombs, bullets, fire and brimstone.”
It would be recalled that the country south was thrown into panic as Imo police averted the bombing of church located in the state capital Owerri on June 15. The recovered explosives could have killed scores of people, it was later said. While many believe the attack was planned by Boko Haram insurgents, the Nigerian police urged people not to link it with the dreaded sect as the investigation was still in process.
On the same day rumours reaching media from Aba town of Abia State said that Boko Haram were infiltrating the city and that they had planted IEDs in trailers, however the state PPRO called the rumour “baseless”.
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