The Vice-Chairman, North-East Zonal Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr. Innocent Solomon, on Thursday urged the President, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to end the killings in the country or step aside.
Rev. Solomon, who is also the General Overseer of The Crown Of Life Bible Church, Jalingo, Taraba State, in a statement appealed to Buhari to save his good name and the precious lives being wasted by taking practical steps to end the killings.
He admitted that Buhari had good intentions before coming to office, but noted that the President’s good intentions were being undermined.
“A good name they say is better than silver and gold. The President should safe his name and work towards ending the killings or consider stepping aside.
“Nigeria is gradually sliding into a failed state under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari due to the heightened state of insecurity, blood-shedding and acts of lawlessness by bandits and armed groups that appear to overwhelm security agencies in some parts of the country.
“I want to call on the President to honourably step aside and rest rather than hanging on and being seen as incompetent, weak, insensitive and sectional.
“While I believe it is not too late for the President to redeem his name, critical at this point is for him to act urgently as a Father of the nation,” he said.
Our correspondent reports that insecurity in the country has attracted the attention of many, leading to protests and calls for the sack of the service chiefs.