Information Minister Mr. Labaran Maku has called on Christians and Muslims in the country to unite in order to defeat insurgents who seek to divide and set the people against each other.
Maku said this at a Church Service to commemorate the Easter celebrations.
Mr Maku observed that the reason for the killings of innocent lives by terrorists was to cause confusion and cast the government in bad light, hence the need for the people to unite against divisive and satanic forces.
“These killings that are taking place in our country are satanic and I have told them the effort the President is making to have peace. The reason for the killings is satanic, is to cause confusion in the country, is to make the people hate the government and fight among ourselves,” he stated.
According to him, the Federal Government is doing everything possible to check the activities of terrorists in the country, including deploying new technologies. The public should therefore support security agencies by remaining vigilant and reporting suspicious movement and characters to the appropriate authorities.
“I have told the people to help the government. I gave them the example of Dadin Kowa in Jos. When there was crisis in Jos, the people of Dadin Kowa, Muslims and Christians came together to form a committee so that if there is any Christian that enters there, Christians will report to Muslims, if any Muslim enters the place with bad intention, Muslims will report to Christians and all of them will watch the person.
That way, Dadin Kowa and Miango Low-cost have never had any crisis,” the Minister remarked.
Maku said as Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the people should equally resist those who seek to terminate their lives untimely.